Suppose you are a doctor who has discovered a cure for a fatal disease. What method would you use to communicate your discovery to the world? Why?

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In light of the advancements in communications, based on research done by Albert Einstein and his work with quantum mechanics, lasers and fiber optics have revolutionized the way the world communicates across town or across the world. In light of how easy it is to communicate, it would seem that the quickest way to share information would be on the Internet. However, there is a certain association with information collected from the Internet for anyone can post anything they want, true or not. The Internet, for this reason, does not have the credibility that other forms of communication have. It used to be that the evening news was thought to be a credible source of information, but we have learned over the last ten years or more that news reporters answer to networks that are more interested in ratings than in hard news.

This brings one to an impasse: who can we trust? If it were my call, I would arrange to have the news printed in a trusted medical journal, have a press conference, and make the findings available to the news media and the Internet. By creating a base for releasing the information, there is some control regarding how the information is handled once it is released.