The robots are here.
It is indeed the march of the algorithms.
But they are not the mechanical Alexa's and Siri's you might expect.
They are your Health Care Providers and perhaps others with whom you interact and do not require you to sign informed consent documents.
We will address the concept of “Providers” at another time :: now it is about that form I signed at Urgent Care (another concept that may be new to some) that asked consent to a Provider using Google-type glass[es] on which they see data you cannot while treating/providing for you.
Funny that in this era where information, including medical condition information, is offered in video “for those who do not like to read,” that the long, tedious Informed Consent documents are used at all. Why would these often confusing documents be used in Urgent Care, of all places, for individuals who are in pain or distress to begin with and are not too clear on what is going on with their own bodies much less much interested at the moment in what the forms say??
….to be continued.