Medical Data: Stagnant Law and Blocking Technology

In an earlier post in the series "21st Century Challenges" about Who Owns Your Medical Data? we discussed the following: In the future, Big Data algorithms and biometric sensors may detect and diagnose a disease before we have started to notice any discomfort or signs. But would you like your insurance company to tell you to stop …

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There Is No Need For Inventiveness

There is no need for inventiveness - the quality of being inventive; creativity - because everything is already invented. Thus, leave your creative thinking to some geniuses that have a special talent for it. And the Internet, that information highway, will do the rest. The great and marvellous innovation that you need will appear on your screen …

The News is Broken – Thinkibility Nibble about WikiTribune

Is WikiTribune the answer to fake news? Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has launched a crowd-funding campaign for WikiTribune. A “wiki-style” attack on the fake news by using professional journalists and community contributors to produce “fact-checked, global news stories”. Fakes news and the role that social media networks play in spreading has resulted in several suggestions …

Cold Cases –

What could we learn from solved cold cases? What has caused that the case is solved after years of investigations without results? What were the reasons that a solution was waiting for discovery, but never did? Solved cold cases are illustrative for how we think wrongly. In September 1961, 25-year-old Lucy Johnson, mother of one, …

Making Sense of Data

The introduction of computers and the Internet combined with an explosion in information have led to an overabundance and in many cases confusion. Determining what is facts, false information, opinions are becoming increasingly more difficult. Finding ways to use thinking to overcome problems with abundance and faulty information is vital. So is inventing tools to make sense of …

T29 – Day 11

Day 11 – Info Focus on the information. Police sources have reported that unidentified individuals planted a bomb in front of a Mormon Church in Talcahuano District. The bomb, which exploded and caused property damage worth 50,000 pesos, was placed at a chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at No …

Storytelling, Information and Wisdom – Thinkibility Nibble

Maria Popova, Brain Pickings, talks about the importance of interpretation and context in a world where there is an abundance of information. "A great storyteller is the kindly captain who sails her ship with tremendous wisdom and boundless courage; who points its nose in the direction of horizons and worlds chosen with unflinching idealism and …

Creative Data Collection

Data collection is the process of gathering and  measuring variables of interest, in an established systematic fashion that enables you to answer stated research questions, test hypotheses, and evaluate outcomes. The goal for all data collection is to capture quality evidence that then translates to rich data analysis and allows the building of a convincing and credible …

Concept Maps – Rather Confusing

Recently we make  concept maps about data, information, logic bubbles, concepts and idea. A concept map is a diagram showing the relationships among concepts. They are graphical tools for organising and representing knowledge. Understanding the relations between data, information, logic bubbles, concepts and ideas is important to get essential insight into the art of creative …

Consequences of Different Ways to Store and Use Data

If data storage is unrestricted, everything and every interaction in your life could be recorded. It will then be possible to replay communications you had with your family, or boss, analyse them or bring them in relation to other interaction. It will also be possible to replay conversations between persons from both perspective.  Everything can …