Medicine’s transistor moment
Bill Maris

These innovations mentioned are very promising, but their cost must be controlled so that ‘distribution’ is equitable, otherwise it will have little effect. Technology is one thing, but without humane treatment of our animal counterparts we will eventually defeat ourselves. Increased funding to NIH will have to be preceded by a significant reduction in the use of animals for research. “Because for every successful transformative idea, there’s five times as many non-successful transformative ideas.” So far this has been the model in research efforts, much of this truth revolved around keeping researcher employed and overcoming pitfalls due to that fine line between a viable cure and potential damage. The destruction of life to save lives is not a viable future.