This is a list of problems that could confound supporters of the DAO. For example, the author argues that it is similar to BitShares, which was an earlier version of the DAO. However, because investors couldn't stomach short-term drops in value for BitShares, investors always voted no to spending initiatives, rendering the project useless.
While everyone is very bullish on the prospects of blockchain, it is important to be cautious on overpromising its potential. There is a lot of legacy code in other projects that will require time to connect to the blockchain.
Blem is planning on releasing a production ready software that uses the blockchain to record details of insurance claims so that insurance companies and their reinsurers can track who has to pay what to whom.
There is some belief that scientists sometimes change clinical trial documents to make drugs appear more effective. To prevent this, two clinicians are using bitcoin to store these documents because once it is on the blockchain, it cannot be changed.