Silicon Valley is going to war against disease, cancer, aging, and perhaps even death, with advanced computing, AI and machine learning, genomics, DNA engineering, biotech and nanotech. Tech giants and mega-rich philanthropists are spending billions to permit hacking biology all the way down to DNA, and perhaps we could see breakthroughs in only a few years.
Visionary and sometimes controversial entrepreneur Elon Musk hinted at advances in next-generation brain hacking. Recent research results promise future “neural lace” technology that could enhance our brains and connect them to the cloud.
Patient and hospital records are at serious risk of hacking attacks, according to a two-year study of healthcare facilities by Independent Security Evaluators, based in Baltimore, Md. The 71-page study assessed security at 12 hospitals, two health data facilities, two medical devices from one manufacturer, and two web applications. The assessment took place over a two-year period.
Evaluators attacked medical organizations in controlled settings. The attacks included compromising drug dispensers, patient monitoring systems and check-in kiosks. The attacks on drug dispensers took place after infections using USB sticks that were left on hospital premises. Such attacks carried [...]
Ben Lamm, CEO of Chaotic Moon, is understandably excited while talking about his company’s innovation. Dubbed ‘Tech Tats’, the tattoo kit, now in the prototype stage, will collect and transmit data similar to the Jawbone or Apple Watch. The tattoo, which washes off, will send data to medical staff and can also have military applications.Eco-Friendly, Non-Invasive Platform
Lamm described the tattoo as an eco-friendly, non-invasive platform use that turns a person into a “human circuit board.”
It can monitor body temperature to detect stress-based sweat, hydration level [...]