A note from the editor sharing her thoughts on the issue and other ramblings
However much of a cliché you may think this is, it holds true. Keeping this in mind, medical technology and theoretical research relentlessly seeks to pursue new ways of ensuring a longer and healthier life for us humans. By reducing the chances of human error and increasing the precision of surgical procedures as well as laboratory research with the use of machines, the science of medicine has evolved so as to reduce human mortality rates. Advanced scientific endeavours have also contributed to reducing the pain and suffering cause by chronic conditions such as cancer, and are continuously working to better the lives of those suffering from these conditions. In this issue, we explore some of the lifesaving machines that have made a mark in medical and surgical technology. (p38)
While this is true, there is also a flip side to the advancement of technology in our lives. While there are great advantages to being a part of the digital age, it is also true that being glued to one screen or another through our day causes tremendous harm to us both physically and mentally. Humans are social beings, and despite our growing network of virtual friends, could it be true that technology is also causing us to become increasingly isolated? This issue, we help you answer this question and investigate the realities of a fast growing virtual network. (p58)
That’s it for now. We hope you enjoy this issue as much as we enjoyed curating it!