ENT (601) – How Science will Affect Computers, Medicine, and the Wealth of Our Nation

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  1. Semir,

    Excellent topic! I enjoy a learning opportunity that involves science as it is one of my favorite topics of interest. Science does have a huge affect on technology as we learn to advance in todays society. It’s amazing how far the microchip has advanced even with our debit/credit cards. Also, we adopted our German Sheppard approximately 12 years ago and she has a microchip which is absolutely amazing, the microchip for animals allows identification should the animal become lost. Microchips are extremely small which means the cost can be minimal when factoring how much material needs to be used. A concept to consider, when microchips are no longer used could those microchips be recycled/refurbished for other uses? Perhaps that would even cut down on costs over time. Even now with research studies, scientists are constantly looking for ways to advance with medical care such as with artificial kidneys. Great podcast, I enjoyed learning about Dr.Kaku’s ideas/thoughts on science and our world.

  2. Audrey,
    Thank you for listening to the podcast and I’m glad that you found it useful. As I was putting it together I had a hard time formatting it to be under 10 minutes. The original YouTube video alone was 64 minutes, out of which Dr. Kaku spoke for about 45. He is an amazing scientist and shared a lot of knowledge in that lesson. He mentioned the microchips in great depth and the advances in healthcare that revolved around growing organs from stem cells, such as ears, nose, wind-pipe and bladder (if I’m not mistaken). The actual research and work for the bladder was done here in NC – Wake Forest University (circa 2006). If the technology continues to follow the Moore’s Law or not we should have a lot of exciting innovations coming our way. If you watch the YouTube video I referenced, the medical innovation begins around minute 27.

    The micro chipping of pets is a great idea in case they get lost or stolen. With the mobile technology you can track them and locate them easily. They have similar things for kids as well (not the implant) but rather a chip that attaches to clothes. It could potentially save lives in the future.

    Best regards,


  3. I thought the point you brought up about the limitations of innovation based on market variables and product limitations is excellent. Like microchips and augmented reality, all innovations have limitations, and a company must develop a strategy to saturate the marketplace at the highest profit margin and keep further innovation from being adopted. When a company brings a new innovative product to the market, further iterations or replacement innovation threatens the bottom line. When the profit margin shrinks too much, that same company will need to innovate again and convince all its customers that they need this new product, saturate the marketplace, and, as such, the cycle continues. A company needs to understand the limitations of their product and always be researching new methods, materials, integrations with other products and technology, in order to stay competitive and to keep innovating. Additionally, they must always be looking toward the future of their respective industry’s position in the marketplace, and they need to understand the demands of their target audience to ensure their new products are useful. Without understanding both of those things, companies will innovate in vain.

    1. Jonathan,

      Thank you for listening to the podcast. You’re absolutely correct stating that the companies must look towards future innovation and what is in demand in the market. I think this method is adopted by the creators of Samsung and Apple phones in particular, but many others as well on a smaller scale. The mobile phone industry revolves around continuous iterations and replacements as they are now bringing out a new version/edition of their respective products or software every 6 months or so. To combat the lack of interest and engagement from the consumer base they introduce the subscription models where they offer new products to subscribers as soon as they come out. That way they know the innovation they’re investing in is not going to waste. It’s good for the business as it creates long term customers but not ideal for consumers because they never end up owning anything. I assume this is going to be a popular trend with many other industries in the future to ensure the innovation continues.

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