At any rate, we cannot afford to forget the important policies questions and ethical quandaries that Snowden has raised in the last two years–celebrating these discussions will be essential in preserving civil liberties in the future.
Increasing access to healthcare information will improve healthcare outcomes. For a student at Stanford who will soon need to get vaccinated, an app encouraging me to do so moves me one-step closer to the waiting room. It helps cut through the cluttered busyness of Stanford life and remind me that, hey, my health actually matters.
At subway stations and bus stops, we’re warned by conductors “mind the gap.” While in those cases, the solution is a short hop from side to side, when it comes to the gap in scientific knowledge, both sides must work to shrink, not simply avoid, it.