Narrative

what are some narratives that help

  • Lab-in-a-box
    Think about what it was like for a woman, in the 1950s to find out if she was pregnant. It took weeks, a call to the doctor to make an appointment, a trip to see the doctor, a wait in the office, answering questions and filling out forms,...
  • Analog-to-Digital
    “Biological evolution is too slow for the human species. Over the next few decades, it’s going to be left in the dust.” – Ray Kurzweil. A brave new world is on the immediate horizon for mankind. Like never before, we are able to quantify what it is to...
  • Medical Printing
    A few short years ago, the idea that we’d be able to “print” human “parts” was unthinkable. In fact, the mere thought provoked passionate moral and ethical debates. If we could, should we? Is there some line that we’d cross over in the process? Yet the idea of...
  • Preventa-ceuticals
    We can’t seem to look in any direction without hearing of the crushing costs and burden of the US medical system, the costs of caring for patients, of specialized and not-so-specialized treatments, of high cost health care insurance, or government sponsored plans, or private “Cadillac” plans available to...
  • Sensoring
    Its been said that data leads to knowledge, and knowledge leads to action. Yet overall, humans have been slow to the party as regards leveraging that personal data ourselves to create actionable insight about our own health. We are literally surrounded and ensconced in sensors in almost every...
  • Me-dicine
    One of the simply “accepted” components of traditional pharmaceutical therapies, is that not only is the therapeutic molecule fixed, but the dosage is as well. Yet we can get our suits tailored, shirts custom fitted,  iPhone cases (and phones for that matter) customized  to our liking, car seats...