Experts and visionaries such as Elon Musk (SpaceX) envisioned a trip to Mars in the near future. Knowing medicine and healthcare both as a physician and The Medical Futurist, I believe the biggest obstacle to reach this goal is not rocket technology. Improving medicine with the help of digital health technologies is actually a bigger challenge […]

Healthcare is unsustainable: the cost of care is rising and there is a shortage of doctors worldwide. But did you know that its biggest cause is our laziness? It basically destroys healthcare. But don’t panic, I’m going to show you what to do in order to save it.

CRISPR is the newest, most efficient and most accurate method to edit a cell’s genome. We have to understand it and prepare for the medical revolution it brings upon us, so here I summarized everything to know about this genome editing method from DNA-scissors to currently unimaginable possibilities, such as having an army of gene-edited soldiers. […]

Obama healthcare team and Second Life

How many times have I tried to promote the educational opportunities Second Life provides?

Well, now the healthcare team of Barack Obama tries to see how such a virtual world could be used while reforming healtchare.

Draxtor Despres has recently participated in a community discussion on healthcare and looked at the potential:


Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 17: The Salon and The Well

This year, I will attend again the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 17 conference that will take place in Long Beach, CA between the 19th and the 22nd of January. Now I’m a member of the organizing committee and have been managing a blog for the conference for a few months.

I will present a slideshow “Practicing medicine in the web 2.0 era” and will also present in the Salon:

Berci Meskó
University of Debrecen, Hungary

Demonstration: Discovering the Virtual World of Medicine through Second Life provides medical educators and students with numerous educational opportunities and tools while visiting the places and islands that can change the way medical education is delivered today.


Today Kóan Jeff Baysa asked several of the Well & Salon artists. Check these out here.

Medical Education in Second Life: Presenters Wanted!

First, Merry Christmas to you all, dear readers!

Second, we plan to do many more medical simulations in Second Life at the Ann Myers Medical Center. If you are a doctor, a nurse or a healthcare worker interested in virtual education and would like to give a slideshow about your field of interest, please send me an e-mail (berci.mesko at


To see a few examples, please check these posts and screenshots.