Archives For April 2015

The Hocus Pocus of Focus

April 27, 2015

What is focus and why is it said to matter? From the time we enter elementary school until we find our way into the workforce, we encounter the “pay attention, stay focused” missive, each time implying that by doing too many things at once or by letting our thoughts drift that we are compromising our ability to learn. For those so accused, the response is typically, “don’t worry I’m focused but just not on what you have in mind for me.”

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Digital technology and molecular biology are advancing in ever more wondrous ways, perhaps none so transformative as the biological storage of data. It sounds crazy, but we could be on the cusp of a once-unthinkable kind of convergence.

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