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Day 2: Saturday

“How blockchain can tackle the opioid epidemic” panel
(Robert Silverman, Dr. Vanila Singh, Victoria Adams, Thomas Mayes)

Day Two (Saturday) started with a interesting and very real discussion about tackling the opioid epidemic using blockchain technology. The panel talked about taking back control of our data and using it to OUR benefit and only giving out what piece of information is needed at what time. The blockchain process would allow for better tracking of opioid prescriptions state to state/county to county.

I also got to attend a session by Allison Yarrow, author of “90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality”, titled “How 90s bitchification led to #METOO”. It was eye-opening and was not what I was expecting at all!

Author Allison Yarrow pointing out how the lawyers were addressed in the OJ Simpson trial

All in all, it was a great day to be at SXSW2019!

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