Pandemics
Pandemics have been discussed since 2003 and the SARS (South Asian
Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak
Since the 1919 Spanish Flu Pandemic the world has not seen such a
deadly flu
The Spanish Flu killed 50 million people or 1 in every 20 in the world
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Pandemics
Source: Wall Street Journal –June 26, 2012 ppA3
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Source: Vancouver Sun June 12, 2013
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Pandemics
Source: TC May 19, 2013
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Pandemics
H7N9
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Pandemics
Mandatory Flu Shots
Resurgence of H1N1
Source: Epoch Times-May16-22, 2013
Source: Saanich News August 29, 2012
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Pandemics
Work At Staying Healthy Or Pay the Price
Source: LA Times – April 25, 2013
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Pandemics
Desruptive Technologies
Source; Globe & Mail – January 7, 2013
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Technology
Innovation Drives Demand
Is This A Pen Collection?
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Technology
This will replace your PC in the near future
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Technology
Good-Bye
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Laptop
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Technology
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3D Printing
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Technology
Various Uses
3D Printing
Medical
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Technology
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Technology
3D Printing
Printers Are Available
Welcome to Solidoodle
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Technology
Source: TC July 2, 2013
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Technology
Obsolete
It Required
Moving
Parts
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Technology
Why Is She Smiling?
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Most Powerful Microscope
In The World
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Technology
Source: Popular Science July 2013
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Technology
There are Good News Stories
Victoria Technology Sector
Robotic Mind Control
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Robotics
Human Augmentation: Ekso Skeleton
Ekso Bionics, a spin-off from Berkeley's
robotics lab, has received research
grants from the DOD and licensed
technology to Lockheed Martin, in
connection with its body-enhancing
robot, Ekso Skeleton.
Originally intended to help soldiers in
the field in terms of strength,
endurance, and surviving catastrophic
wounds, Ekso Bionics markets its
technology commercially as an aid to
paraplegics.
Assists Human Movement
Provides Added Strength
Suitable for Paraplegics
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Robotics
You think running a marathon is tough? Try
running a marathon wearing a 40-lb
exoskeleton strapped to your lower body.
And try doing it without the use of your
legs.
It took her 16 days, but 32-year-old Claire
Lomas has done it. On May 8, she crossed
the finish line of a race that began on April
22, greeted by crowds of supporters as she
emerged from under an arch of red
balloons at the marathon’s end. Lomas,
who is paralyzed from the chest down,
wore a “bionic” suit designed to allow
people with lower-limb paralysis to walk
and stand, which helped her cover about
two miles a day.
The ReWalk suit, designed by Israeli firm Argo Medical Technologies, was recently
approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (and, TV watchers will note, featured
on an episode of Glee) . It costs about $70,000
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Robotics
Source: L A Times 2013-05-06
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Source: TC-2013-05
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Robotics
By 2015 Manufacturing Will Be
returning to the United States
But The Jobs Won’t
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Source: LA Times March 3, 2013
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Robotics
Source: LA Times March 3, 2013
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Source: LA Times March 3, 2013
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Economy
Economic Impact
Source: TC-2013-06-01
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Economy
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Economic Impact
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Economy
Over 3 Years
Jan 20, 2013
Source: TC-2013-06-01
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Democracy
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Democracy
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Thank You
for
Your Interest and Participation
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MBA, FCA, CPA•CA, CISA, CRISC, CMC
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