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Your Kid Will Play With A.I. Friends And Learn From VR Teachers

Kids of the future will have artificial buddies, virtual reality teachers or robot nannies. Digital technologies are radically transforming the relationship between children. As I have a 6-months-old daughter, I decided to map how our future – mine as a father and hers – and the future of parenting could look like in the light of new innovations.

Bioethics Cyborgization

The World’s Most Famous Real-Life Cyborgs

In the future of humankind, brain implants could improve our memory. Implanted magnets or RFID chips implanted in our fingers could replace passwords and keys. Exoskeletons could boost our strength, and augment a whole range of our human capabilities. So, it will never be more important to keep the features that make us human, such as empathy, creativity or the ability for change. It is not easy to find the right balance between technology and being human, though. Here, I enlisted real-life cyborgs who might show us positive examples how to do it.

Bioethics Future of Medicine

The NHS Ransomware Attack, Data Privacy & Security in the Era of Digital Health – Part II.

The recent WannaCry ransomware attack impaired the smooth operation of several NHS hospitals in the UK. The connectivity of corporate networks with file-sharing systems and printers let the virus travel around quicker than the flue. While in the first part of our article series, I looked at the IT vulnerabilities of healthcare in general; here, I show the dangers that could be associated with the internet of health things.

Bioethics Future of Medicine

The NHS Ransomware Attack & Data Privacy in the Era of Digital Health – Part One

The data explosion in healthcare through digital health networks goes hand in hand with concerns of data privacy and security. The recent WannaCry ransomware attack impaired the smooth operation of several NHS hospitals in the UK; and led to burning questions about the state of IT security in healthcare on the individual or systemic level, and what the future of health data security should look like.

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The Medical Futurist Explains – The Artificial Womb

Click-bait high-tech or healthcare headlines confuse and mislead readers, as more often than not they claim either superlative traits or hellish dystopias about innovations. In my new article series, I try to make sense of sensationalist news in healthcare as well as address the real purpose of digital technology and its ethical considerations.

Bioethics

Disruptive Technologies Push Bioterrorism To A Whole New Level

Terrorism is and will always be out there as we do not live in a world depicted in the movie Minority Report where crimes can be prevented by foreseeing them. We cannot and we do not want to supervise people’s lives as that would be the death of privacy. Also, disruptive technologies not only enhance the opportunities of true visionaries who want to make the world a better place but also the dreams of the bad guys ready for such dreadful acts as bioterrorism. We need to talk about it.

Bioethics Healthcare Design

The 10 Most Innovative Health Technologies Saving Millions In The Developing World

There are striking differences in the general social, economic or political background of the developed and developing country-groups, and developing countries are in dire need for creative and innovative medical solutions. Here are the 10 most innovative health technologies which could save millions of lives in these corners of the Earth.