Charles C. Mann
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Charles C. Mann
Smartphones can relay patients’ data to hospital computers in a continuous stream. Doctors can alter treatment regimens remotely, instead of making patients come in for…
Historically, large-scale global trade has served two functions: 1) the exchange of goods between willing sellers and buyers described in Econ 101 textbooks; 2) as…
The Japanese drive on the left side of the road. Most streets literally do not have names.
Japanese maps tend to come in two varieties: small, schematic, and bewildering; and large, fantastically detailed, and bewildering.
Compared with U.S. cities, Japanese cities bend over backward to help foreigners. The countryside is another matter.
Scientists have established huge numbers of links between particular diseases and snippets of DNA, but in the great majority of cases, this has not yet…
The Japanese are great at inventing complex systems of rules, and not so great at explaining those rules to foreign visitors.
Major power and telephone grids have long been controlled by computer networks, but now similar systems are embedded in such mundane objects as electric meters,…
A whole bunch of big technological shocks occurred when Asian innovations – paper, gunpowder, the stirrup, the moldboard plow and so on – came to…
The way I think of it, economics and ecology occupy two intellectual silos, isolated from each other. Even when they do take each other into…
The embrace of a new technology by ordinary people leads inevitably to its embrace by people of malign intent.
A world with a sudden limit on air travel would be tremendously different from the one we live in now.
A smartphone links patients’ bodies and doctors’ computers, which in turn are connected to the Internet, which in turn is connected to any smartphone anywhere.…
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