Future Medical Technology

 

Future medical technology is rife with hope especially when you look at current emerging tech. Right now the leading edge of medicine has given us brain-computer interfaces, nano-robots, gene manipulation, robotic surgery, synthetic organs, organ cloning, individualized drugs, bionic body parts and cryogenic sleep. This kind of technology is happening in the here and now.

So, future medical technology will, mainly be based upon current tech. And there will also be discoveries, “happy accidents” and breakthroughs in medicine that will seemingly come out of the blue with very little precedence.

Future Medical Technology

So, let’s take a small leap ahead in time to see what future medical technology will look like a few years from now. The brain-computer interface that is only offered to a few people right now will be in wide-spread use by the masses. In fact, this will become the standard at some point replacing the computer mouse and keyboard.

For patients this will mean being able to research records including one’s own personal medical history, interface with doctors and medical staff, form and participate in social media support groups and even participate in simulated holographic research studies all using the power of the brain.

Holograms will be a huge part of the landscape in future medical technology. Similar to avatars in today’s movies, personal holograms will be wirelessly connected to our brains at different levels for different reasons. For instance, a psychotherapy session with a trusted psychologist half way around the world can take place with the aid of your hologram.

Acupuncture, physical therapy, sports medicine and other kinds of therapy will be performed on one’s hologram which will be wirelessly interfaced with the brain. Security measures and delays may be in place to insure misuse of this connection will not be tolerated. Hackers will still exist but in far fewer numbers than today.

In future medical technology, nano-robots, (or nanobots) will also become the norm for specific drug delivery systems on a cellular basis. Exact drugs in precise doses to the exact cells may be performed at first by a trained physician and then later automatically.

Nanorobots

Nanorobots will also be able to perform minute surgical procedure such as removing cancerous cells or repairing otherwise damaged cells. The treatment of various mental illnesses will also be aided by nanobots.

For instance, nanobots will be able to travel to one’s Amygdala in the brain and deliver precise doses of medication to deal with anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Rapid Emotional Processing (REP) will be the result of these drug delivering nanobots.

In regard to the future of medical technology the human genome will one day be well understood. Gene therapy, gene manipulation, gene generation and designer gene integration will become part of mainstream life in decentralized medical stations (most hospitals will be downscaled and decentralized and most procedures will be able to be performed in your doctor’s office complex).

Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery which is being used now will become more robust in the future. After years of medical procedures and the merging of medical databases the computers that perform the operations will become extremely adept at diagnosis, mapping of individual bodies and considering risk and reward ratios given a person’s medical history. The same surgical robotics will also perform with consent of the patient the necessary medical procedures.

In future medical technology synthetic organs will become the norm for hearts, livers, kidneys and other vital parts of the human anatomy. But, synthetic organs will fall short in some medical cases and a need for organ cloning will push to the forefront.

Organ cloning will grow in breath, depth and worldwide acceptance after social issues and mores are addressed. The growth of this industry will be uneven and non-uniform across the globe at first because conservative versus more liberal moral belief systems will need to be negotiated.

As these issues are addressed and the benefits of organ cloning are witnessed as far as preserving life, extending life, keeping families and friends together, longer, more money will be spent in this endeavor.

Individualized Drugs

Individualized Drugs

Future medical technology will also dictate that prescription pharmaceuticals for individual cases will be developed rapidly and effectively. Currently, there is little financial incentive for large pharmaceutical manufacturers to spend millions of dollars to develop prescription drugs for small groups of people.

This will change in the future. Small groups and even individuals will be diagnosed and treated as medical and pharmaceutical computers, databases and technology are merged and implemented, creating individually tailored medicine.

Bionics which is also being used currently will become wide spread in the future. The merging of man and machine will be aided with the brain-computer interface. This interface will not only be between the brain and computers outside of the human body but inside as well.

Bionics

Bionics

Artificial arms, legs, ears, eyes and other body parts will contain computer chips and microprocessors that may be controlled both by the autonomous systems of the body, but by manual brain manipulation as well.

In future medical technology, cryogenic sleep will replace the emergency medically induced coma of today. Patients in life or death situations will be cryogenically frozen until an optimal cure or treatment can be found. The patient will then be released from their cryogenic sleep, treated and released.

If you think this is all science fiction, it is not. This is the place where emerging technology is leading us to right now. It is only a matter of time until the needs of today are realized by the technology of tomorrow. The only trick is to live long enough to see this unfold.

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Credits: DaVinci Surgical Systems, National Geographic

  11 Responses to “Future Medical Technology”

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  2. There comes a point when a dream becomes reality and reality becomes a dream. Which are we in now? With emerging medical technology it may be difficult to tel the difference.

  3. I bookmarked this link. Thank you for good job! Looking forward to better health in the future.

  4. I want to post quick hello and want to say appriciate for this good article on new med tech.

  5. Thanks guys, I just about lost it loonkig for this. I’m going to need a virtual facelift in a few years. I think I’ll wait until future robotic surgery is perfected tho so I will look more like Angelina Jolie than Marilyn Manson.

  6. I liked your article is interesting medical technology with surgical robots and all
    thanks to google I found your site keep up good work i hope i’m still alive for a future cure myself

  7. Hello there! I have been following your weblog for many moons now and I’ve finally gotten the courage to leave a comment from Walla Walla! Futurism has interested me since I was a kid holed up in my room reading all sorts of books about it. Thanks for bringing back this excitement once again!

  8. I feel a headache coming on. Hand me a jar of medical nanobots! :)

  9. I am wondering, people in which positions will be replaced? Physician’s? Nurses?

    This is a very interesting article and gives “food for thought”. Will programmers and IT

    guru’s be in high demand?

  10. this’s not going to work for the human being you guys are doing it all wrong my friends!

  11. bionics would be awsome