Science fiction is the bridge between what we envision for the far future and what we see in practice today. By showing us the possible dream worlds or living hells, such works of art touch upon the most relevant moral, ethical, social or political issues linked to technological progress.

We have no idea what the rapid technological development, the so-called fourth industrial revolution will bring upon us in the next decades. There is only one certainty: we will need a new set of skills to find our place in the future.

Terrorism is and will always be out there as we do not live in a world depicted in the movie Minority Report where crimes can be prevented by foreseeing them. We cannot and we do not want to supervise people’s lives as that would be the death of privacy. Also, disruptive technologies not only enhance […]



Scienceroll.com: Weekly Introduction

I would like to share my favourite and ongoing projects with you so I can give you a proper introduction to Scienceroll.com.

Medicine 2.0 University Course: This is the second semester of the first university course that focuses on web 2.0 and medicine for medical students. Last semester, almost 50 students attended the 20 slideshows through 10 weeks and they filled a survey out before and after the course. I launched the second semester for English-speaking students (February – May, 2009). I’m open to launch the same course in Second Life.

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Medicine 2.0 Collection: I maintain the biggest collection of links and posts focusing on web 2.0 and medicine.

Webicina.com is my service that aims to help medical professionals and patients enter the web 2.0 era by providing them with e-courses, consulting and personalized packages.

PeRSSonalized Medicine is a free tool that lets you select your favourite resources and read the latest news and articles in one personalized place. You can create your own “medical journal” and as we are totally open to suggestions, let us add the journals, blogs and websites that you would like to follow.

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Diabetes 2.0 Package: If you would like to know which web 2.0 tools can provide support or reliable health information, which communities to join and which quality blogs to read, this personalized package is made for you.

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Scienceroll Search is a personalized medical search engine powered by PolyMeta search and clustering engine. You can choose which databases to search in and which one to exclude from your list. It works with well-known medical search engines and databases and we’re totally open to add new ones or remove those you don’t really like.

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Medicine 2.0 Blog Carnival and Microvarnival: The blog carnival focusing on web 2.0 and medicine. Let me know if you have a submission or if you want to host an edition.

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Gene Genie is the blog carnival of genes, personalized genomics and gene-related diseases. Our plan is to cover the whole genome before 2082 (it means 14-15 genes every two weeks). Let me know if you have a submission or if you want to host an edition.

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List of biomedical and scientific community sites: More than 30 communities with links, descriptions and screenshots.

List of Biomedical video sites: Almost 40 sites featuring scientific or medical videos and videocasts.

24 Hours with Diabetes

Kerri Morrone Sparling at Sixuntilme.com shared her normal day with us in her post 24 Hours with Diabetes. Such posts can help other diabetic patients around the world so much.

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Kerri sent me a lot of useful suggestions when creating the first Diabetes 2.0 package on Webicina.

Webicina: Web 2.0 Guidance Package about Diabetes

Webicina.com is my service that aims to help medical professionals and patients enter the web 2.0 era by providing them with e-courses, consulting and personalized packages.

After weeks of hard work, I’m happy to announce we just made the first free patient package, Diabetes 2.0 Package, public. If you would like to know which web 2.0 tools can provide support or reliable health information, which communities to join and which quality blogs to read, I hope you will find Diabetes 2.0 Package interesting and useful.

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As this is a totally free service, please share your suggestions with us!

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      Microblogging and Webicina.com

      I’m a real fan of Twitter, a microblogging platform where users can post messages containing only 140 characters. Discussions become fast and accurate while sharing information is easier than ever. That’s why we implemented a microblogging platform-like box into the main page so now I can share announcements and news about Webicina even more efficiently.

      Everytime you click on the main page, a new message will show up automatically.

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      Soon, we are going to come up with a free tool for physicians and we also have a big surprise for patients. Stay tuned! In 2009, we must get to people and help them understand why they need guidance in the medical field of web 2.0.

      Webicina.com is my service that aims to help medical professionals and patients enter the web 2.0 era by providing e-courses, consulting and personalized packages.

      I also made the list of available e-courses public:

      Medicine in Second Life: Patient support sites, meetings and medical simulations in the virtual world:

      • What is Second Life? (FREE preview)
      • Step 1: How to enter the virtual world?
      • Step 2: How to move, search and create landmarks?
      • Step 3: Medicine and health in the virtual world
      • Step 4: How to organize a meeting or presentation in Second Life?
      • Step 5: How can patients use Second Life?
      • Step 6: Which health groups to join?

      Medical Blogs, channels for building an online image:

      • Inside the medical blogosphere (FREE preview)
      • Step 1: How to start a new blog?
      • Step 2: How to write a post and how to tag it?
      • Step 3: Design, widgets, pictures and more
      • Step 4: How to launch a blog carnival?
      • Step 5: How to provide quality content?
      • Step 6: The future of blogging?

      How to follow journals and sites: RSS feed and trend trackers

      • How to keep yourself up-to-date? (FREE preview)
      • Step 1: How to keep yourself up-to-date??
      • Step 2: What is RSS about?
      • Step 3: Aggregators I.
      • Step 4: Aggregators II.
      • Step 5: Aggregators III.
      • Step 6: How to follow a medical journal?
      • Step 7: What to do when a site does not have RSS?

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