Posted by: Tony Shannon | May 12, 2010

This is a pretty interesting and challenging time

In this year of 2010 I’d say this is a pretty interesting time to be alive.

Within very recent times we have seen enormous change on this planet and the likelihood is the pace of change will keep accelerating.
Within our world there are now populations that survive between the extremes of subsistence living and those living “lifestyles of the rich and famous”.

An Inconvenient Truth,  a controversial film designed to provoke thought, offered some challenges to us all..
As the world grows in population and complexity,  the earth we live on offers physical resources that are clearly finite, so there is no doubt we have to get smarter to look after the planet for future generations…

Within healthcare, we have seen significant progress in the practice of medicine in the last 100 years.
We are at a point that we can offer major technical solutions to a host of clinical conditions, yet are equally frustrated by other big killers (e.g. malaria, cancer). So there remains large inequalities across the world….  Even within the western world, many governments are struggling to balance the needs of the many with the needs of the few.

As we look forward, we hope that with our ingenuity in exploring ways of living smarter, we may be able to tackle these issues..

To do that….

We need both leadership and we need the crowd involved.
We need to do more with less.
We need to share our efforts together which offers a win-win for all, via joined up global efforts.

To understand how just a bit of this challenge might be tackled, I hope this blog should explore a few useful themes..

We need to explore complexity of the world,  what change is made up of; looking in particular at healthcare as an important field and how it needs to be improved ..

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