The future of medicine looks bright in that technological breakthroughs are coming quickly and will create a paradigm shift in the way we view our healthcare. While AR lets users see the real world and projects digital information onto the existing environment, VR shuts out everything else completely and provides an entire simulation, and mixed reality is able to interact with the world while projecting information into it. Brain implants today are where laser eye surgery was decades ago, but the field will advance significantly in the upcoming years.
Advances in future medical technology will not just repair physical disadvantages such as impaired eyesight but will also create superhuman powers. The biotechnology industry is even working on printing out living cells and 3D printed drugs. As more and more corporations offer health insurance packages with gamified tracking options to their employees. New types of diseases might appear due to the excessive use of virtual reality solutions, video consoles or smartphones. Some innovative solutions are already here, promising an option for alleviating the overstraining of natural resources and still providing food for millions of humans.
Artificial intelligence-based voice to text technologies promises to turn the tables on the necessity of bureaucracy in the doctors’ office: the physician and the patient could speak while a voice assistant listens in and puts down the interpreted text into the relevant columns. Waterproof, digital tattoos coupled with tiny electrodes are able to record and transmit information about the wearer to smartphones or other connected devices.
These are just a few of the coming miracles of medicine but pro-active prevention plans to better health seem less invasive and a common-sense approach. (medicalfuturist.com)