Just a few years ago my son Ben, had open heart surgery, at , to repair a congental heart defect. He was a "blue baby" who would have died without the surgery, and the fantastic work from his doctors and nurses. Today he is a happy boy, loved by many, enjoying his first days of Kindergarden. Back then, sites like CaringBridge.org as well as , helped my wife and our family get through that difficult time.
It's amazing when I think of how much we can learn about and from each other, in this day of social media. But I think the most important application of new technology is in creating ways to better learn from and help each other.