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The Sympile Way To Help End Disease - A Fitness Band

It was to nice to hear about Mark Zuckerberg's donation of 3 billion dollars to wipe out disease. At Sympile, we have our own plan to improve the world's health, and it starts with you.

I've always been a big believer in the sharing of information. In fact, it's no secret, all of our products are designed to make you want to share your information. From SymPhones to SymMaps to SymMail to SymDrive, our goal at Sympile is to collect as much as information as possible and to mine that data in a manner that will be helpful to all of us.

Take our SymFit band. We spent close to a billion dollars designing and engineering a health band that works without any active user maintenance. With only one click, the SymFit band is connected to your Sympile account and then will provide you with real-time updates of your heart-rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels.

And when we combine that information with the data that is collected as you search, browse, email, text, and so on, our SymFit algorithms provide more thorough recommendations regarding your physical and mental well-being than most physicians. The software doesn't take into consideration just the knowledge of one physician, instead almost every medical study and report ever written is relied upon to develop a health plan that is best for you. And the price for a device that is guaranteed for five years? Less than the cost of one visit to a doctor's office.

Our goal is to keep you away from physicians. The Sympile data shows that hospitals and medical offices are the source for more disease than the medical field wants to acknowledge. Common sense tells you that if you don't want to get sick, don't go around sick people. And when you combine that breeding ground for disease with the doctors and nurses who don't adequately wash their hands or sterilize equipment, it's a total disaster. And we haven't even thrown in the exorbitant cost for this fine service.

Constantly, Sympile is criticized for the data we collect."Oh, they're a thought police." Oh, they're going to abuse their power." "Oh, they're going to take over the world." We just want to make a better world.

That's not to say I don't understand some of the concern. Sure, it gets tiring to get an email for discount aspirin after sympiling "headache." But there's the potential to use the information for the greater good. Take the he cell phone. The Symphone that tracks your every movement also provides the average citizen with the opportunity to post SymTube videos of scenes that would have stayed hidden not too long ago.

Should we not question our desire for privacy? After all, isn't it really about what is better for society on a whole and not the individual. Maybe it's not so great that supermarkets force its shoppers to use a Sympile discount card. But if that information can be used to spot an outbreak of E. coli much quicker than otherwise, should we not be willing to share that we got sick after eating the lettuce.

Or what about stopping another 9/11. Or something even worse.

While many of us have read Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451, the future may not be so bleak. Unfortunately, books and movies that show a peaceful future without disease and poverty are not as popular as those that predict a miserable end of the world. Everyone seems to love a good explosion, especially bloggers and politicians.

I love hearing from fans and critics of Sympile. Tell me what you think. You can always reach me at <a href=mailto:"al@sympile,com">al@sympile.com.

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