Top Indian hospitals are buying kidneys from poor villagers to sell to rich patients — Quartz

In India, kidney trafficking is big business. This week, the police arrested five top doctors from Mumbai’s elite Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, including its CEO and medical director, for their alleged involvement in a sophisticated organ-harvesting racket that extracted kidneys from poor villagers. Acting on a tip-off from a worker at the hospital, the…

via Top Indian hospitals are buying kidneys from poor villagers to sell to rich patients — Quartz

Ethicists say voting with your heart, without a care about the consequences, is actually immoral — Quartz

The political stakes in the UK and the US are high, yet both countries have of late embraced impractical candidates with far-left ideologies. In the UK, those who voted for socialist Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader, when he had little experience, may be ruing their decision after his failure to to put forward a strong…

via Ethicists say voting with your heart, without a care about the consequences, is actually immoral — Quartz

Watch Jeff Bezos’s space tourism company

Blue Origin, the private spaceflight company owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is launching a reusable rocket booster and capsule into space today (June 19). This will be the first time the ambitious, but secretive company will broadcast a live launch. If all goes well, today’s event will be the company’s fourth successful launch of…

via Watch Jeff Bezos’s space tourism company launch a rocket into space today—live — Quartz

Will the next Siri be empathetic?

Humans have forever personified their technologies. We engage emotionally, have expectations and establish a trust-based association with our technology. Technologies that are truly important to our well-being and happiness transcend their status as just “stuff.” If we have an emotional bond with our technology, wouldn’t it be smart to design systems that feel empathetic to……

via Will the next Siri be empathetic? — TechCrunch

The Future is Now

Seoul, Korea If the future of Facebook is video, as a top company executive said recently, the gaming industry is already predicting that a lot of that video will show live-action professional gamers, using virtual reality. Minkonet, a Seoul-based company, is rolling out what it says is the very first technology that will allow live-streaming…

via The future of gaming is virtual reality, in real time, on Facebook — Quartz

Water is Better

After years of slurping down sugary sodas, America is about to switch to bottled water. The rise of bottled water comes as consumers increasingly opt for healthier drinks, part of a larger rejection of the sugar-filled beverages that have been linked to rampant obesity and chronic illnesses in the US. As consumers moved away from…

via Soda is about to go under water — Quartz