August 10th, 2008
The new age we are now entering, The Shift Age, will be a time of great transformation. One of the areas that will undergo the greatest transformation is health and medicine. It is expected that nanotechnology will bring great changes in both medical treatments and life expectancy. The miniaturization of computer and chip technology will finally initiate the era of the bionic human to some degree. There will breakthroughs in pharmacology and discoveries that will basically be unintended consequences of research into the treatment and cures of many diseases.
One such incredible discovery was reported last week by researchers at the …
May 15th, 2007
Last week it was reported that the ratings board of the motion picture industry is now going to factor in cigarette smoking as part of the overall rating of a film. Films with excessive smoking will now certainly get a PG-13, if not an R rating. The goal is to cut down on the influence on teen smoking behavior. There is clear correlation between the glamorization of cigarette smoking on screen and people smoking.
While this development is certainly to be applauded from a public health point of view, it does seem to be off the mark if the goal is …