Heroes

Having A Heart Attack? There's An App For That.

While the use of lethal militarydrones is a controversial subject, I give you the lifesaving promise of urban medical drones.



According to a USA Today investigation, up to a 76,000 of the 250,000 fatal heart attacks that happened outside of American hospitals every year were treatable. In this vision of our first responder future, those trained in first aid can sign up for an app that accesses a network of defibrillator-equipped drones parked atop tall buildings across the city. When someone needs help, they send a request through the app and an unmanned vehicle swoops down (0:35), bypassing any potential congested traffic to assist immediately.  

It might seem far-fetched, but the drone technology already exists today. Spread the word so we can make this happen; your arteries will thank you.

As face masks have become mandatory in many places to limit the spread of coronavirus, it's also become an increasingly politicized thing. As we know, anything that involves political polarization also involves vast amounts of misinformation and disinformation. Whose idea was the internet again?

No one I know loves wearing a mask. We all wish we didn't have to. But there are an awful lot of people saying they can't wear one, or they refuse to wear one because they've been led to believe that masks are somehow more dangerous than not wearing one. I've seen and read "information" on everything from masks depriving people of oxygen to masks causing CO2 build up to masks creating fungus problems.

Keep Reading Show less