“Get Inked or Get Dead”
Just read this article on INHABITAT, about a new MIT “invention” that uses nanoparticle-laced ink to create a constant blood-glucose monitor.
“Diabetes is an enormous problem, global in scope, and despite decades of engineering advances, our ability to accurately measure glucose in the human body still remains quite primitive,” says Strano, the Charles and Hilda Roddey Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering. “It is a life-and-death issue for a growing number of people.”
I imagine that if it was me, I’d get a number line tattoo on my forearm, sorta like when you’re in Algebra class.
Or maybe a barcode that I could scan and it would recommend what I need to eat to correct my sugar levels.
Just watched this video, and right now I haven’t even dissected the ideas to be able to give my commentary on it, other than “damn, that’s a lot of valid points in there”.
I’m sure I’ll be watching this at work several times this week, as well as passing it around.
Speech by Dan Pink. Illustrator unknown.