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The impact of the coming medical technologies for children 2010-Jul-04 at 00:55 PST

Posted by Scott Arbeit in Blog.
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Here’s a 0:50 clip of an 8-month-old deaf baby reacting to having his cochlear implants turned on for the first time, and hearing his mother’s voice:

Cool, right?  Imagine every childhood disease, and every form of birth defect, we have in today’s world.  And imagine that all of them – all of them – are gone in 25-30 years.  Cancer, diabetes, leukemia, deafness, blindness… you name it, it’ll be easily curable.  That’s the power of the nanotechnology and related biotechnology that’s coming.

P.S. Yes, yes, I know, it’s “differently-abled.”  Whatever.  Either way, it won’t be around anymore.

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1. Geoff - 2010-Jul-04 at 11:45 PST

don’t see the video – can you post a URL? thanks.

2. Scott Arbeit - 2010-Jul-04 at 14:20 PST

It’s showing up for me in Firefox and IE… weird. Anyway, the video is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTzTt1VnHRM&feature=player_embedded.


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