http://www.metafilter.com/favorites/19030/comments/ - 04/18/15 18:49:06 - 12/04/04 09:21:16
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1954Seventy thousand reasons to be less unhappyMeFi post:
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1952With no offense to anyone in this thread intended and without a shred of external credibility on issues such as this to my name, I'd like to offer a speculation: this is a slow burn.
It's a device that has only adopted the form of a watch; something familiar to us. But it has the potential to do all sorts of next-level-shit that's utterly unfamiliar to us, and I think Apple sees the commercial and technological future for phones and tablets as limited to, what's the... [more]
digitalprimate2:15 AM on April 9, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1951A Day In the •LifeI'm gonna order a Takara Kronoform off eBay and if I see somebody wearing one of these Apple Watches I'm gonna be like that's cool that your watch has a personalized vibration for your dentist appointments but DOES IT TURN INTO A FUCKIN ROBOT and just blow their mindsprize bull octorok4:44 PM on April 8, 2015MeFi post:
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1950The level of alert fatigue some EMRs induce is really hard to overstate in the context of a high workload. I click through dozens to hundreds of pop-up warnings in a day, on the high side when in the ICU. I would guestimate the yield of those warnings at less than 1%. "Warning! You have already prescribed a narcotic; this second narcotic may be a duplicate!" "Warning! This patient had itching to morphine; fentanyl may cross-react!" "Warning! This patient had nausea to... [more]a robot made out of meat8:19 AM on April 5, 2015zippy: But that hospital's never going to reduce each nurse, doctor, tech, and pharmacist's load by 10%, because not only would that cost money, but also just by costing money that would lead to patient harm, because there would be fewer patients treated, or less money to spend on other areas. This is a good point - you have to balance this (horrible) incident against the (presumably real) benefits that the automation brings in terms of number of... [more]memebake9:20 AM on April 3, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1948The Overdose - Harm in a Wired HospitalGah, the padding that makes this a five parter with cliffhangers. The problem is: the ordering nurse, the pharmacist, the software, the robot, and the tech. Or it's the system. Here we have every human in the sequence operating under load, multitasking like a mofo, and in the end, stupid shit happens because every piece of this exquisite machine has been optimized for efficiency rather than safety, and every human has little to no time to... [zippy8:43 AM on April 3, 2015"There is just no acceptable level of any chemical to ingest, ever.""No, yes", "No, totally", and the "no" prefix as conversational elementMy old hypothesis was that "no, yes"/"no, totally" conveys "I agree that your conversational turn was valid and I disagree with the fear, which I sense you evinced, of breaking a Gricean maxim; furthermore, I also agree with the content of your last conversational turn". This may in fact be the case with "yeah, no."brainwane1:21 PM on April 7, 2015MeFi post: