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The Internet Revolution is still waiting for its next giant step. Innovator Gary Thompson tells us that separating data from identity allows for a jump in accessibility and function.

There comes a point in life when you finally have enough pieces of the puzzle to see the bigger picture. For Gary Thompson, this happened in 2009 when his wife, Maureen, had a recurrence of breast cancer. He had to drive her down to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston from Austin, Texas with a CD of her diagnosis on their dashboard. It was during the three-hour drive when it occurred to him that had the connections been better, the speed at which Maureen could have been put in contact with the right life-saving therapies would have been quicker.


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