TED Blog | Unreasonable people unite: John Wilbanks at TEDGlobal 2012


“Wilbanks??? proposal is a medical commons, a way for people to gather this medical data and share it freely. People are neurotic about privacy and keeping control of their data. ???Some of us like to share as control.??? And, he believes we live in an age where people agree with him. He mentions a study run at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.???It???s not the most science positive state in America,??? he say. ???Only 5% wanted out. People like to share if given the opportunity and choice.??? And not using this data to understand health issues through mathematic analysis ???is like having a giant set of power tools but leaving them not plugged in while using hand saws.???”

Leave a Reply