The Microscope and theThe Microscope and the
MegamacroscopeMegamacroscope
(The Internet and The Digital(The Internet and T...
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Visioning Broadly Defined!Visioning Broadly Defined!
The Microscope.The Microscope.
When Anton Van Leeuwenho...
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Visioning Broadly Defined!Visioning Broadly Defined!
The Microscope.The Microscope.
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Visioning Broadly Defined!Visioning Broadly Defined!
The Microscope.The Microscope.
Anton Van Leeuwenhoek’s ...
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Visioning Broadly Defined!Visioning Broadly Defined!
The Microscope. Long Life.The Microscope. Long Life.
Va...
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Visioning Broadly Defined! TheVisioning Broadly Defined! The
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the basic structure of information ...
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The Internet /Digital Age: Seeing BigThe Internet /Digital Age: Seeing Big
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Capturing the imagination ofCapturing the imagination of
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Capturing the imagination ofCapturing the imagination of
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Kim Solez Microscope and Megamacroscope Presentation 2004

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Kim Solez presentation of the Microscope and Megamacroscope from 2004 http://www.cybernephrology.ualberta.ca/NKF/CM/Chicago2004/cyber.htm

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Kim Solez Microscope and Megamacroscope Presentation 2004

  1. 1. The Microscope and theThe Microscope and the MegamacroscopeMegamacroscope (The Internet and The Digital(The Internet and The Digital Age):Age): Impact on Medicine’s future!Impact on Medicine’s future! Kim Solez, M.D.Kim Solez, M.D.
  2. 2. SlideSlide 22 Visioning Broadly Defined!Visioning Broadly Defined! The Microscope.The Microscope. When Anton Van Leeuwenhoek built the firstWhen Anton Van Leeuwenhoek built the first practical microscope in Holland in 1674 itpractical microscope in Holland in 1674 it changed the horizons of human beings forever,changed the horizons of human beings forever, allowing them to see with their own eyes theallowing them to see with their own eyes the structure of life itself. Today's high sciencestructure of life itself. Today's high science marvels - gene chip technology,laser capturemarvels - gene chip technology,laser capture microdissection, genomics, and proteomics - are amicrodissection, genomics, and proteomics - are a direct extension of Van Leeuwenhoek's originaldirect extension of Van Leeuwenhoek's original discovery.discovery.
  3. 3. SlideSlide 33 Visioning Broadly Defined!Visioning Broadly Defined! The Microscope.The Microscope.
  4. 4. SlideSlide 44 Visioning Broadly Defined!Visioning Broadly Defined! The Microscope.The Microscope. Anton Van Leeuwenhoek’s original microscope hadAnton Van Leeuwenhoek’s original microscope had magnifications of 270 diameters and a simplemagnifications of 270 diameters and a simple screw thread focus adjustmentscrew thread focus adjustment
  5. 5. SlideSlide 55 Visioning Broadly Defined!Visioning Broadly Defined! The Microscope. Long Life.The Microscope. Long Life. Van Leeuwenhoek lived 91 years (1632-1723) andVan Leeuwenhoek lived 91 years (1632-1723) and during his long life he used his lenses to makeduring his long life he used his lenses to make pioneering studies on an extraordinary variety ofpioneering studies on an extraordinary variety of things, both living and non-living, reporting histhings, both living and non-living, reporting his findings in over a hundred letters to the Royalfindings in over a hundred letters to the Royal Society of England and the French Academy.Society of England and the French Academy.
  6. 6. SlideSlide 66 Visioning Broadly Defined! TheVisioning Broadly Defined! The Microscope. Long Life.Microscope. Long Life. Knowledge.Knowledge.In 1716 at the age of 84 he wrote:In 1716 at the age of 84 he wrote: "My work, which I've done for a long time, was not"My work, which I've done for a long time, was not pursued in order to gain the praise I now enjoy,pursued in order to gain the praise I now enjoy, but chiefly from a craving after knowledge, whichbut chiefly from a craving after knowledge, which I notice resides in me more than in most otherI notice resides in me more than in most other men. And therewithal, whenever I found outmen. And therewithal, whenever I found out anything remarkable, I have thought it my duty toanything remarkable, I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper, so that allput down my discovery on paper, so that all ingenious people might be informed thereof."ingenious people might be informed thereof."
  7. 7. SlideSlide 77 The Internet /Digital Age: ExaminingThe Internet /Digital Age: Examining the basic structure of information itself.the basic structure of information itself. .. Knowledge and information were of foremostKnowledge and information were of foremost importance to Van Leeuwenhoek. Todayimportance to Van Leeuwenhoek. Today computers, the Internet, the Digital Age, allow uscomputers, the Internet, the Digital Age, allow us to examine the basic structure of informationto examine the basic structure of information itself.itself.
  8. 8. SlideSlide 88 The Internet /Digital Age: Seeing BigThe Internet /Digital Age: Seeing Big Things: The MegamacroscopeThings: The Megamacroscope.. Microscope means "seeing small things". Today's connectedMicroscope means "seeing small things". Today's connected computers of the Internet allow us to see andcomputers of the Internet allow us to see and conceptualize very big things, constructs that otherwiseconceptualize very big things, constructs that otherwise would be completely out of our reach. So connectedwould be completely out of our reach. So connected computers become "Megamacroscopes" and again thecomputers become "Megamacroscopes" and again the horizon has been changed very greatly. Connectionshorizon has been changed very greatly. Connections between people and ideas are being made at anbetween people and ideas are being made at an increasing rate that benefit every area of humanincreasing rate that benefit every area of human endeavor.endeavor.
  9. 9. SlideSlide 99 Capturing the imagination ofCapturing the imagination of the public and health carethe public and health care providers.providers.Providing a future vision of the benefits ofProviding a future vision of the benefits of technology without losing the higher elements oftechnology without losing the higher elements of the human spirit.the human spirit. 1.1. Data compression.Data compression. 2.2. Point of service information.Point of service information. 3.3. High impact education.High impact education. 4.4. Measuring impact of interventions on health.Measuring impact of interventions on health.
  10. 10. SlideSlide 99 Capturing the imagination ofCapturing the imagination of the public and health carethe public and health care providers.providers.Providing a future vision of the benefits ofProviding a future vision of the benefits of technology without losing the higher elements oftechnology without losing the higher elements of the human spirit.the human spirit. 1.1. Data compression.Data compression. 2.2. Point of service information.Point of service information. 3.3. High impact education.High impact education. 4.4. Measuring impact of interventions on health.Measuring impact of interventions on health.

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