Miguel Cabral de Pinho

Medical doctor, International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA)
Aveiro, Portugal

About Miguel

Bio

Miguel is a 27 years old young doctor that lives for learning, understanding and sharing. He is attracted by new ideas and being more productive and efficient. He is often involved in (too) many projects and tasks at the same time but he gladly helps others every time he can. He is flexible yet obsessive, perfectionist yet relaxed, vision oriented yet concerned about little details.

Languages

English, Portuguese, Spanish

TED Conference

TEDGlobal 2014

Areas of Expertise

Medicine (in training), New Technologies, Non Formal Education

I'm passionate about

sharing Ideas, discussions, learning/understanding, getting things done, changing things for the better, lost causes, creativity, religion, management and health and well-being

Comments & conversations

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Miguel Cabral de Pinho
Posted almost 4 years ago
What is the single most important question that the youth of this era need to ask themselves?
I would go with: what can/will I do with all the information that is easily available? And I would say that, because one of the different things that this generation has in comparison to previous ones is a greater access to an unprecedented amount of information about everything, so at least one of the questions I would put as important would be what to do with it.
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Miguel Cabral de Pinho
Posted almost 4 years ago
Daniel Kraft: Medicine's future? There's an app for that
I understand what you mean by the idea of making personal information available in public, but to a kind of close public it might help you in times when you need more information, just like e-Patient Dave talks about in his TED talk, that actually took place in the same TEDx Maastricht: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/dave_debronkart_meet_e_patient_dave.html
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Miguel Cabral de Pinho
Posted about 4 years ago
What would be the effect on children and young people of a better merger between the current available resources and more coach parents?
Your long term thinking is really interesting indeed, but what we've seen so far is that there is always something new with each generation more or less. Do you think that a true plato in terms of social and generation wise is really going to happen? I believe that not completely, but in a sense that the common ground for the main life styles will be the same?
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Miguel Cabral de Pinho
Posted about 4 years ago
What would be the effect on children and young people of a better merger between the current available resources and more coach parents?
The idea of getting back to a broader educator community is interesting. However nowadays it is quite different because the tribe is not personal and that lack of human interaction is something that has been talked a lot, Richard Saul Wurman has talked a lot about it in his last public talks. About kids growing up in new ways due to technology, I disagree with you because although understanding the point you've mentioned the fact is that the kid has a lot more independence and liberty to decide the way that he is going with and that is something new that can be good or bad. And I believe it could be better if the family was more involved in this process. Another interesting opportunity from this that you mentioned (being able to survive bad parenting) is also something I really feel its positive, because sometimes I find myself wondering how can some kid survive some parenting in terms of imposed thinking boundaries.
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Miguel Cabral de Pinho
Posted about 4 years ago
Improving the airline passenger experience in the entire travel thread
Addressing specifically your question: How can the passenger experience be improved though out the entire travel thread from home, airport to destination and back? I think that one possible way is to use SMS more. Receiving an SMS letting you know if the flight schedule is according to planed might be something interesting, because in spite of having that information on some websites, if you could get it by an SMS would be quite handy. Also it could remind you of some of the main tips for avoiding time in lines, like the liquids limitations and so on. About the experience during flights I only had two flights that had IFE, so I might not be the best help here, because the only thing I can think of is please spread it more widely!
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Miguel Cabral de Pinho
Posted about 4 years ago
What do you think of Google plus? especially it's idea about circles?
Seems that I've talked too soon. I've just read an article (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43705078/ns/business-motley_fool/) that says exactly the opposite of my opinion and it does, in fact, seem right. Nevertheless, I stand by my opinion in what regards the concept of a better social network with the idea of the circles or even an improved list system in Facebook.
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Miguel Cabral de Pinho
Posted about 4 years ago
What do you think of Google plus? especially it's idea about circles?
By chance, I've joined Google + today and got the opportunity to see in a better way the idea of the circles. In a general way I believe that Google + brings something new to the social media context. I believe that right now Facebook and twitter are our references and Google + kind of blends it together a bit. Perhaps, not so much about twitter because of its very specific genre. However, in what concerns Facebook, at a first sight Google gets the upper hand because it addresses the point of the security and privacy that Facebook is so much criticized about. The idea of the circles is really great, I think, and something that Facebook hinted a bit with its lists but that Google now uses fully, and that might make a difference, specially with the concern of explaining things step by step as Google + does. Regarding your question about the circles helping social relations in real life, I'm not so sure, maybe its not so problematic as Facebook and its privacy issues, but really improving social relations I'm still a bit skeptical in spite of admitting that the simple share of information might improve some how social relations. Nevertheless, maybe now the new social topic might be in which circle did you included some one in...