If you work in medicine, does it matter if you are called by your title? Is it all right if patients, colleagues, and others call you by your first name? advertisement advertisement The answer of course depends on whom you ask. However, for many doctors who are women, that is not necessarily the central concern. It is more worrying that they and their male counterparts receive different forms of address. Women are more often referred to by first name, even when the situation of communication is formal. The same does not happen to doctors who are men. Women in medicine may wonder whether or not those variations in how they are addressed might have far-reaching consequences for their careers. Do they reflect a systematic difference in attitude? As a linguist, writer, and professor who teaches mostly sociolinguistics content, I have always been fascinated by the ways in which we use language. Linguistic categories and beliefs can affect different areas of our lives. When my … [Read more...] about Why it matters that female M.D.’s aren’t called “doctor” as often
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V BhatiaIn September 2019, Uber India announced an insurance cover for all its riders, whether they chose to commute in a 4-wheeler, Uber Moto or Uber Auto. It covered riders from bodily injury while on an Uber trip in the event of an accident.Uber capped the accidental hospitalization and accidental disability (permanent or partial) amount to INR 5 lakh, while the upper limit for accidental hospitalization was set at INR 2 lakh. The coverage started from the time a rider entered the vehicle booked on the app, till they exited it at their destination. They could claim for insurance on the app itself.Close Uber, which operates in over 40 Indian cities, partnered with Bharti AXA to provide insurance for car rides and with TATA AIG for auto and moto rides. related news BharatPe the only Indian fintech selected for Mastercard’s Accelerate program US lawmaker says Uber must take action after disclosing sexual assault reports While Uber offers this service for free to its … [Read more...] about Do you know Uber rides insure customers against bodily injury?
Cave diver Vernon Unsworth is suing Tesla CEO Elon Musk for defamation after the tweet-happy executive published several tweets accusing the former of being a “pedo guy.” Earlier this summer, Musk tried to help Unsworth as he led a successful rescue of 12 young soccer players who were stuck in a cave in Thailand. “Elon Musk falsely accused Vern Unsworth of being guilty of heinous crimes. Musk’s influence and wealth cannot convert his lies into truth or protect him from accountability for his wrongdoing in a court of law,” says Unsworth’s lawyer, L. Lin Wood. Unsworth is asking for $75,000 in damages and an order that would prevent Musk from making further defamatory statements. We reached out to Tesla for comment and will update if we hear back. Ironically, the debacle started with Musk trying to be a hero. When news spread that flooding had detained the boys’ soccer team inside a cave in a Thai national park, Musk offered to send a boy-sized … [Read more...] about British cave diver who saved Thai boys’ soccer team is suing Elon Musk
When you imagine the future, it’s easy to fall into the trap of Bauhaus 2050–a place where screens simply appear and disappear when needed, and technology is minimal, tasteful, and ethereal. Here’s another possible future: We’re all casual cyborgs that wear dexterous, double-limbed robots around our shoulders to help out when we need them. Just try to claim with a straight face that you wouldn’t want one. advertisement A very real prototype of such a device comes our way from a team at Keio University, led by assistant professor Yamen Saraiji, in conjunction with the University of Tokyo. Fast Company last year, which gave the wearer a third arm that they controlled by foot pedals. The MetaLimbs project has gotten a significant upgrade, dubbed Fusion. Aside from adding a second arm, the system now features telepresence, which allows another person, even half a world away, to control those robotic arms with a first-person view of their wearer. … [Read more...] about Life with four arms looks pretty great
I doodle a quick sketch on my iPhone. I hit a button, and it’s floating in front of me as a bright pink Post-it. I grab the note, then toss it 15 feet where it sticks to the wall next to a giant mood board of images and notes. My colleagues–one real, one a hologram beaming here from 2,000 miles away–nod in approval, as I’ve taken them both by surprise. advertisement advertisement “I didn’t even tell you how to do that!” says Jinha Lee, from underneath his Microsoft Hololens headset. I’d just spoiled one of the best bits of Lee’s demo all by myself. But that’s how good Spatial, the new augmented reality conference room app he’s developing, is. You stop thinking that you’re wearing bulky AR hardware, you stop considering the things you can or can’t do–and you just do what comes naturally. Spatial should be the worst kind of startup. It’s just coming out of two years of stealth development … [Read more...] about Video conferencing sucks. Could “augmented” meetings replace it?