Re: web based health studies

Spike Jones (
Sat, 26 Sep 1998 19:27:45 -0700

Ian Goddard wrote:

> IAN: True enough, and there's no guarantee that
> controlled laboratory research is immune from
> disinformation, i.e., results that were rigged...
> ...Also, gathering information from a wider population
> has its advantages too...

ya, huuuuge advantages. there is an unimaginable treasure chest of medical wisdom waiting just below the surface, waiting for us to find it. i mean some really true breakthroughs. i think we will find these thru web based health surveys and data mining. all we need, yes, ALL WE NEED friends, is some way to allow a large population to download a lot of information about their lifestyle, health habits, health problems, etc, into a universally accessible database, while simultaneously protecting the database from vandalism (possibly by health product manufacturers) and guarding the privacy of those who contribute to the database.

how, extropians? how how how how do we do it? spike