She stared at the holographic screen of her personal communicator. Her future husband was chosen for her. Not by her parents like in some religious countries in the old days. But by Omega, the artificial intelligence algorithm directing the world. It takes every tiny detail into consideration and makes an advantageous decision for everyone. It is the most advanced system ever developed, even more so than our brains. Moreover, it has already started developing itself further.
Science fiction is the bridge between what we envision for the far future and what we see in practice today. By showing us the possible dream worlds or living hells, such works of art touch upon the most relevant moral, ethical, social or political issues linked to technological progress.
I receive many questions after my talks and on my online channels about the not yet visible future. People want to know what healthcare will be like in the next decades. But throwing around predictions will not help us design a better healthcare. Although showing an utopian future of healthcare might do so.
Here are my top 9 movies with medical robots.
A short story on life altering disease, a technological future of medicine, and the need for the human touch.
Here are the science fiction technologies that make us believe the future of medicine is bright.
As a science fiction fanatic, it’s exciting to see sci-fi in real life. Technologies that we have only seen in movies before are now transforming our everyday lives.We’re connected 24/7, across the globe by smartphones; driverless cars navigate safely in traffic; and houses are printed out. The same is happening in healthcare, even if we don’t yet feel this when we go to the GP’s office.