Medical and Health Articles

shift 2020 – How Technology Will Impact Our Future? (video)

Presentation by The Futures Agency’s member Rudy De Waele at the European Conference on Optical Communications (#ECOC14) in Cannes. Rudy gives a 45-minute condensed overview of foresights in the area’s of the Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities, Connected Lifestyle, Wearable Technology, Robotics / AI, Maker

Big Data Changes How We Get Well

A recent McKinsey & Company report traced the expansion of computer-based information systems, and the electronic medical records they create, in both the physician’s office and the hospital. More than 50% of doctor’s offices now handle patient records electronically. Nearly 75% of hospitals do so

Apple & Google Are Jumping Into Healthcare: Should Amazon Join the Game?

Like other major retailers, Amazon might be lured to health care by the promise of new Obamacare customers and the industry’s existing, often dysfunctional markets. For instance, Walgreen took the unusual step of launching accountable care organizations — centered around three of their pharmacies —

Digital Transformation – Inside and Out

For years it’s been predicted that technology is going to transform us from the inside out – wearables, digestibles, implants…we have the power to monitor and improve ourselves in almost every way possible. “Getting the technology right is critically important, but as with most Digital

Futureproofing pharma

Link: Futureproofing pharma wolffolinsblog: The disintermediation of healthcare could mean we begin to use comparison sites to manage our health in the same way we manage our holidays. Pharma companies must consider this future now to develop their brands. By Charlie Stott When Bluetooth was

Human Rights in a World of Upgraded Brains

In a decade, cognitive enhancement may have gone mainstream. Pills can already help you stay up longer, bring more focus to your work, and who knows what else. But what might sound good on an individual level could create societal disruptions, or so Palo Alto

Synthetic Biology in the Future

futurescope: Design Fiction – Signs from the near future Hey, hey, hey… Look at that. Designer Fernando Barbella used our HYPERMORGEN Icons (please spread the word) and produced some cool signs to illustrate a near dystopian future. Well done Mister. More of that please. Check

Upgrade Your Brain in the Not-So-Distant Future

emergentfutures: The Not-So-Distant Future When We Can All Upgrade Our Brains The analysts at the Institute for the Future present new research about our weird times. Full Story: The Atlantic