Default=Health: How Tech Can Refactor Modern Life

Default=Health: How Tech Can Refactor Modern Life


Nicholas Chim

Sidewalk Labs

Karen DeSalvo

US Department of Health and Human Services

Ryan Panchadsaram

Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers

Modern life is good at making us happy, but not at making us healthy. Cheap calories, free parking, 2nd refrigerators: it’s created an epidemic of disease from diabetes to cancer. It’s time to re-engineer how civilization meets basic human needs - food, shelter, community, transportation - so where we live & what we eat makes us healthy by design. Huge opportunities await innovators willing to go beyond wearables or coaching apps. Let’s stop fighting modern life and start refactoring it.

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Primary Access: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Access: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Health
Level: Intermediate