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February 17, 2014

WELL, THIS IS THE 21ST CENTURY, YOU KNOW: Apple Wants The iWatch To Predict Heart Attacks. “What if your wristwatch could tell you that you were about to have a heart attack? You’d be able to chew some aspirin to prevent it. You’d be able to call 911 and get the ambulance on the way. You’d be more likely to survive. Perhaps a large portion of the 600,000 people who die of heart disease every year — would not.”

It’s a step forward in the cyborgization of healthy people. Faster, please. Plus: “The engineers do things that the shamans and wizards of previous eras only promised, and they do them so well, and so reliably, that their reward is to be taken for granted. So here’s my request: every once in a while, stop and think about the miracles inherent in everyday devices, and send a silent prayer of thanks to the engineers who made them possible. They deserve it.”