Disappearing Dick Tracy watch/radio/heart monitor

I was tempted to return to a continuing story: PG&E and the San Bruno blast. They/it pled not guilty to felony criminal violation of safety rules (including not keeping records of the pipeline) in connection with the 2010 explosion in California. “PG&E Pleads Not Guilty,” Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2014 B2 http://on.wsj.com/1idccbQ

Instead I choose to focus on “A Future Where Bionics Track Your Health,” Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2014 D2 http://on.wsj.com/1i9BCar. The doctor can tape on a sensor, or give you a contact lens, that allows him or her to continuously track your condition, wirelessly. Some sensors can be reabsorbed into the body. Medicines can be released remotely.

While this is interesting from the health standpoint, think about the additional zetabytes of information that this will generate. How will it be managed/controlled/stored/protected/used?

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