“Doctor’s plan to…”. Definitely in the top ten of the laziest and most useless opening words of any article title in history. Doctor’s plan to do a lot of things. That is one of the things doctors do, make plans. In other words they design studies/experiments then run these experiments and collect the data. In a huge proportion of cases these plans/experiments fail or are not successful. I am planning an experiment for this week too, it is part of my job. On the one hand I understand the impulse to report on what could be interesting and life saving research, but unfortunately more often than not what doctor’s are planning to do is only the thing that happens to be the most hyped up at the moment. Moreover it is almost never followed up on, nor are the low odds of success ever mentioned. The MIT Technology Review continues it long, slow, sad slide into irrelevance and inanity.

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