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SNS Subscriber Edition Volume 16, Issue 20 Week of June 10, 2013




Five Major Trends




In This Issue




Five Major Trends


Privacy vs. Lunacy

Global Warming vs.

Low-Cost Energy

IP Drives the Global Economy

Corporations Trump

Inventing Nations

Mercantilist Nations Trump Corporations


Quotes of the Week




Obama's ConnectED and the AORTA Manifesto


Takeout Window


Apple: No Air in That Balloon




In Case You Missed It...

Members Making News


Upcoming SNS Events

& Media Links


In Other House News...


New Members' Welcome

How to Subscribe

May I Share This Newsletter?

About SNS

About the Publisher

Where's Mark?


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Medable Inc.has been selected as a finalist by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, in conjunction with the National Cancer Institute, as part of the Investing in Innovation (i2) program for the Crowds Care for Cancer: Supporting Survivors Challenge. Medable was selected for its application Together, a personalized medicine mobile technology that serves as a life-companion for the approximately 14 million cancer survivors. Together provides personalized patient-driven care planning, team-based and non-siloed healthcare, information exchange between institutions and providers, personalized health information, and wellness tracking. The team is also building TogetherGoBig, a big-data tool to enable individual cancer survivors to donate data to help others and advance oncology.


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Five Major Trends


There are a handful of major trends that are driving the world today, above and beyond all others. These are so important that they seem to be driving the bulk of all other smaller trends. A couple are new, and a couple are not properly defined yet, but all are remarkable in their impact. For that reason, rather than writing about sub-trends in this issue, I thought enough of these had become evident that sharing them would be helpful.



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