An ‘apocalypse’ worse than covid with the iPhone at 5,000 pounds: United Kingdom prepares to run out of chips
It’s 2027 and London’s black market for older smartphones is booming. Second-hand cars sell faster than any that roll off the British assembly lines. Internet blackouts are common, inflation soars and waiting lists for public health services lengthen again. Britain is immersed in a global semiconductor crisis.
In this hypothetical scenario, chip supplies have dried up a year after China stormed Taiwan and blocked production by sector giant TSMC, which makes 92% of the world’s most advanced semiconductors. Broader tensions in the region have disrupted supply from other key producers in Japan and South Korea, and Beijing has restricted its own exports to exert economic pressure against the United States.
The spark that has triggered this fictitious technological shortage could also have been a tsunami big enough to knock out factories in Taiwan, South Korea and Japan. Such are the possible real shocks foreseen in a war exercise the British government will carry out to prepare for a chip shortage that people familiar with the plans say would cause dire economic consequences.
Elon Musk: Tesla denies firing workers over union campaign
In recent years, there have been allegations that Tesla, the electric car company led by CEO Elon Musk, has retaliated against employees who have tried to form a union. These allegations have been denied by the company.
In February 2021, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found that Tesla had violated US labor law by intimidating and retaliating against employees who had engaged in protected union activities. Specifically, the NLRB found that Tesla had illegally fired a worker who had been involved in union organizing and had interrogated other employees about their union activities.
However, Tesla has maintained that it did not engage in any anti-union activity and has denied that it fired workers for engaging in union organizing. In a statement released after the NLRB ruling, the company said that it “respects the rights of all employees to organize and join or not join a union,” and that it would comply with the NLRB’s order to reinstate the fired worker and provide him with back pay.
It is worth noting that Tesla is not alone in facing allegations of anti-union activity. In recent years, there have been numerous reports of companies across a range of industries engaging in such practices. The issue of unionization in the tech industry has become particularly contentious in recent years, with workers at companies like Google and Amazon pushing for greater protections and better working conditions.
5 Examples of Smart Technology in Healthcare
- Wearable devices: These devices are worn on the body and can monitor vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, and temperature. They can also track physical activity and sleep patterns. Wearables like smartwatches and fitness trackers provide a wealth of data that can be used to track and monitor health and fitness over time.
- Electronic Health Records (EHRs): EHRs allow healthcare providers to access patient records quickly and easily. They can track patient medications, allergies, and medical history. EHRs can be used to monitor patient outcomes, track treatment plans, and coordinate care between multiple providers.
- Telemedicine: Telemedicine allows patients to receive medical care remotely. This technology is particularly useful for patients who live in rural or remote areas, or who are unable to travel to a healthcare facility. With telemedicine, patients can have video consultations with doctors and other healthcare professionals, get prescriptions filled, and receive lab results.
- Artificial Intelligence (AI): AI is being used to analyze large amounts of medical data, including medical images and patient records. AI can help diagnose diseases, predict patient outcomes, and identify high-risk patients. AI can also be used to develop personalized treatment plans.
- 3D Printing: 3D printing technology is being used to create prosthetic limbs, medical devices, and implants. 3D printing can be used to create custom-fitted prosthetic devices that are more comfortable and functional than traditional prosthetics. It can also be used to create implants that are more compatible with a patient’s body.
23 Bachelor Programs in Healthcare Technology 2023
Here are 23 bachelor programs in healthcare technology that may be available in 2023:
- Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics
- Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
- Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and Technology
- Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Healthcare Technology
- Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology
- Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a concentration in Health Informatics and Information Management
- Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
- Bachelor of Science in Health Data Analytics
- Bachelor of Science in Health Information Technology
- Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Technology
- Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management
- Bachelor of Science in Health Services Technology
- Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety
- Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Technology and Innovation
- Bachelor of Science in Clinical Technology
- Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Technology and Management
- Bachelor of Science in Health Technology Assessment
- Bachelor of Science in Health Policy and Technology
- Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Information Science and Technology
- Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
- Bachelor of Science in Medical Dosimetry
- Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy
Please note that availability of these programs may vary by country and university, and this list is not exhaustive.
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