http://www.ted.com/talks/daniel_kraft_medicine_s_future.html [18min video]
One of my favorite parts of the video is when he talks about a “real tricoder” like from Star Trek… Doctors will be able to just wave a tri-coder over you and find your health issue.
I love the hope and optimism in how these “new” technologies will become more widely accessible and capable! Services like www.decodeme.com that offer “inexpensive” Genome decoding services… These type of services can help you in identifying health issues for you, your son, your spouse and address them before they become a problem. Something that costs a Billion US dollars 15 years ago, now cost just over $1000!
Monitors the size of a contact lens? that’s really cool. Imagine not buying a monitor for your PC… but getting contact lens for your eyes and play your videos or games directly on your eyes!
Need a new liver, kidney, or even a heart? With technology that has been in development for the last 20 years, it’s possible. They are already “printing” replacement blood vessels for use in heart bypass surgeries. All that is needed are some Adult stem cells from your hip bones and you’re ready to go!
[human organ printer!]