links for 2007-04-18
Screencasts by first year law students studying property law in Second Life.(tags: secondlife property law)
Goodness. A wristwatch that monitors “your loved one” and sends you an email or an SMS if there are worrying changes in his or her heart rate, activity levels, stress or emotions (including agitation, relaxation and worry). Huh. Some days I think I’d sort of like one of these, and a reliable computer to send me soothing messages if my stats dipped.(tags: biosensors technology SMS heath future surveillance elderly care)
Having recently read Stephen Johnson’s fascinating book about how they figured out how cholera spread a century and a half ago (maps were crucial!), this citzen-designed use of google maps to show who is sick, with which symptoms (running nose, sore stomach, etc), and where.
Very strange new PC designs. One looks like a witch’s hat!
2 thoughts on “links for 2007-04-18”
Wow. That watch is taking hypochondria to a whole new level. I know I’m capable of provoking symptoms in myself only by thinking about them, but this thing makes me wonder if my worries could make others ill too. I’m almost tempted to try!
Oh my goodness, that’s a scary idea! But yeah, I sort of want to TRY one o fthese…