Yes and a great example is the tritherapy which is so far the best way to treat AIDS. It has been around for what ? 10 years now and as everybody knows AIDS has almost disappeared from Africa thanks to the "democratization" of that treatment sold in African countries at a very cheap price ... OR NOT !
If anything you are not cynical enough when considering human nature and greed.
I have no admiration at all for that team who, let's face it, must be thinking about all the money they will be making off this new technology a little more than its actual benefits for all mankind.
Originally Posted by WT Sharpe
I think you two are being a bit too cynical. Of course the rich will be the first to benefit, just as they are from any new technology, but technology has a way of becoming democratized and widespread among all classes.
I have nothing but admiration for the team at the Boston Children's Hospital who developed this innovation. Well done!