Saturday, September 20, 2014

Electronic (E) Technology Doxology

Praise E-technology, from whom all blessings flow.


In God we trust, all others bring data.

W. Edwards Deming. 1900-1993.American statistician

Electronic (E) Technology has become a religion.

It's E-Technology here, E-Technology there, E-data here, E-data everywhere for every season and every reason as far as the Electronic Global eye can see.

It’s computer, mobile, and Internet apps. It’s Alibaba, the giant China E-commerce company. It’s Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon. It’s “Technology Lights Up Health Innovation Forum.” “It’s the Apple iPhone Takes Over the Street.” It’s “Leapfrogging the Democrat’s Tech Advantage.” It’s “Three Ways to Take Advantage of the Cloud.”

It's viral. It spreads through the ether, through the Cloud, from E-mail to E-mail, from Website to Website, from person to person.

It’s the multiplier, emusifier effect.

Why fool around with hundreds of thousands in the long term when you can reach millions, even billions, and disperse the information all at once?

Why wait for results when you can measure outcomes instantly with real data ?

Why be subjective with feelings when you can be objective with data?

Why guess when you can make others know?

Why wait to become a billionaire when you can do in a twinkling with Twitter?

Or connect with billions with Facebook?

According to three dozen experts who gathered this week in Boston for an innovation conference, a tsunami of health care innovations is sweeping the globe.

These innovations, say the expert schemers and dreamers, will be cost-effective and will boost wellness, prevention, precision treatment, personal and decentralized care at the iPhone, social media, personal, and home-bound levels.

It will be an E for an E, an E-click for an E- click, and an E-bite for an E-bite, one on one for millions.

Well, we shall see.

We shall see innovation and 3000 troops on the ground wipes out Ebola.

We shall see if the over all and individual health of Americans improves.

We shall see if the results match the rhetoric.

We shall see if innovation creates necessary economic growth, requisite market competition, needed consumer choices, and required price transparencies.

And we shall see whether collectivist governments have the wisdom to abet the innovative process or strangle it because it generates that dreaded thing called profit – a universal incentive for prosperity and the betterment of humankind.

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