A Smartphone Spectrometer Diagnoses Disease At A Fraction Of The Price New advances mean that tests that once required a $50,000 machine can now be performed with just a few hundred dollars of equipment, including your phone. From eye-test machines to ultrasound probes, the smartphone is helping democratize all kinds of medical machinery . What used to be exclusive to well-resourced professionals is now open to many, including the very poor. Here’s another example ...
June 14, 2013 - Fast Company Magazine
Online Courses Have Reached A Turning Point That Should Seriously Scare Colleges Colleges around the country should be worried. The quality of online courses is catching up fast. Depending on whom you talk to, MOOCs (massively open online courses) will upend and democratize higher education, or are half-baked approximations of lectures that can never equal the classroom.
June 11, 2013 - Business Insider
Marc Ecko in FOXSports.com I bought this baseball to democratize the debate over what to do with it,Ecko wrote on the Web site. "The idea that some of the best athletes in the country are forced to decide between being competitive and staying natural is troubling."
Mayor Gavin Newsom in San Jose Mercury News You've been demanding that we begin to democratize our streets,Newsom said at a park opening in February. "Who said that every single street that's paved has to be a street that has a priority exclusively for automobiles?"
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero in Reuters We have to democratize the economy, globalization and the financial system. How to do this? We already know: with information, transparency and responsibility,Zapatero said.