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I'm bucking the trend and I don't care. This is one of those rare times when everyone else is wrong.

I’m bucking the trend and I don’t care. This is one of those rare times when everyone else is wrong.

Friends, barely a week goes by without something popping up on my news feed about how some new wearable device or app, or app-enabled device, is going to be a ‘disruptive technology’ that will destroy traditional modelsĀ of healthcare.

And here’s the thing: the potential of wearable technology is absolutely massive, and sooner or later someone is going to use it to create a product that will change the social world. It will be like the first MP3 player; an innovation that will start entirely new trends in technology.

But none of the current generation of wearables will do this.

Because they are not trends.

They are fads.

And if you look at the “evidence” that they use to support their claims you will seeĀ that they are all talking bullshit.

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Some positions are worth defending. Others are just foolishness.

Not a vegetative state at all.

Friends, I’ve been saddened recently by a resurgence in debates around the idea that “Science” is somehow better than the “Humanities” (including the Arts I suppose).

Listening to these highly educated, scientific thinkers talking about perceived flaws in the Humanities has reminded me of a sad truth:

The world will always contain a large population of highly intelligent stupid people.

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These people should be made to wear a scarlet fucking 'S'.

These people should be made to wear a scarlet fucking ‘S’.

Friends, I urge you to go and watch this video, it isn’t very long.

That video is a brief summary of a study (which has since been replicated with similar results) that shows that 97% of climate scientists agree that global warming is real and it’s caused by humans.

The consensus is good news.

But there is also some very bad news.

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