How do we get Broadband to everyone? Could we be our own ISP? This was discussed at the Oregon Telecommunications Conference in Hood River today after I gave a short keynote. Even more interesting might be if we all wore a personal server attached to a pirate radio network connected by antenna. Connectivity ala Steve Mann.
When I think about connectivity and personal servers, my thoughts often migrate to health data. Over lunch today I spoke with a doctor from OHSU. He brought up the problem that many health providers don't communicate or share patient data with one another. There are stories of patients getting a set of X-Rays from every appointment they make with a doctor. The X-rays are not shared across providers, even if the patient is simply looking for a second or third opinion.
This week, Aaron Parecki and I attended the Quantified Self Conference in San Francisco, California.
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