Computers are only getting smarter, right? My feeling is that in the next five years we’ll see a big jump in computer based medical services. Robotic surgery and diagnostic software will change the way health care is delivered. Cheaper and faster, with fewer mistakes, plus less time in doctors’ waiting rooms. Doctors won’t be put out of business and maybe they’ll be free to do more interesting parts of their practice. It could be good for everyone.
I’m at least directionally accurate. Some scientists, who’re a lot more informed than I am, say that at some point in the 2020’s (when our exponentially growing computational power becomes strong enough), maybe our body’s utility can be prolonged indefinitely through advances in material science, personalized medicine, and genetic tinkering.
It’s going be interesting to see how fast changes happen.