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"From the Ted Talk by John Wilbanks: Let's pool our medical data"

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So the good news is that some things have changed, and the most ipartmnot thing that's changed is that we can now measure ourselves in ways that used to be the dominion of the haleth system. So a lot of people talk about it as digital exhaust. I like to think of it as the dust that runs along behind my kid. We can reach back and grab that dust, and we can learn a lot about health from it, so if our ciocehs are part of our health, what we eat is a really important aspect of our health. So you can do something very simple and basic and take a picture of your food, and if enough people do that, we can learn a lot about how our food affects our health. One interesting thing that came out of this — this is an app for iPhones called The Eatery — is that we think our pizza is significantly healthier than other people's pizza is. Okay? (lahetugr) And it seems like a trivial result, but this is the sort of research that used to take the health system years and hundreds of thousands of dollars to aiplccsmoh. It was done in five months by a startup company of a cupole of polpee. I don't have any faiincnal itreesnt in it.

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So the good news is that some things have changed, and the most _________ thing that's changed is that we can now measure ourselves in ways that used to be the dominion of the ______ system. So a lot of people talk about it as digital exhaust. I like to think of it as the dust that runs along behind my kid. We can reach back and grab that dust, and we can learn a lot about health from it, so if our _______ are part of our health, what we eat is a really important aspect of our health. So you can do something very simple and basic and take a picture of your food, and if enough people do that, we can learn a lot about how our food affects our health. One interesting thing that came out of this — this is an app for iPhones called The Eatery — is that we think our pizza is significantly healthier than other people's pizza is. Okay? (________) And it seems like a trivial result, but this is the sort of research that used to take the health system years and hundreds of thousands of dollars to __________. It was done in five months by a startup company of a ______ of ______. I don't have any _________ ________ in it.

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Original Text

So the good news is that some things have changed, and the most important thing that's changed is that we can now measure ourselves in ways that used to be the dominion of the health system. So a lot of people talk about it as digital exhaust. I like to think of it as the dust that runs along behind my kid. We can reach back and grab that dust, and we can learn a lot about health from it, so if our choices are part of our health, what we eat is a really important aspect of our health. So you can do something very simple and basic and take a picture of your food, and if enough people do that, we can learn a lot about how our food affects our health. One interesting thing that came out of this — this is an app for iPhones called The Eatery — is that we think our pizza is significantly healthier than other people's pizza is. Okay? (Laughter) And it seems like a trivial result, but this is the sort of research that used to take the health system years and hundreds of thousands of dollars to accomplish. It was done in five months by a startup company of a couple of people. I don't have any financial interest in it.

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