The Future of Health

Imagine the future below:

EARLY ONE WINTER morning in the year 2035, I wake up and notice a bit of a sore throat. I get up and walk to the bathroom. While I brush my teeth, an infrared sensor in the bathroom mirror takes my temperature. A minute after I finish brushing my teeth, I receive an alert from my personal AI physician assistant showing some abnormal measurements from my saliva sample and that I am also running a low fever. The AI PA further suggests that I take a fingertip needle touch blood test. While the coffee is brewing, the PA returns with the analysis that I might be coming down with the flu, one of the two types around this season. My PA suggests two video call time slots with my family doctor, should I feel the need to consult her. She will have all the details of my symptoms when I make the call. She prescribes a decongestant and paracetamol, which is delivered to my door by drone.

Above is an excerpt from a recent Wired article called “Covid-19 Will Accelerate the AI Health Care Revolution” by Kai-Fu Lee. While the future described sounds unbelievable, I wonder if it goes far enough. My ultimate vision for your health is one where prevention and maintenance meet diagnostics.

What if your doctor, personal trainer, nutritionist, and therapist all communicated and built a “master” plan for your mind and body? What if you could have a membership that connected your meals, training routines, blood results, resting HR, and sleep?

Now add AI and the monitoring mentioned above, and you can see how powerful this all would be. I would love to build or see built a product like this that takes all the available health options and centralize it for each person.

If you know anyone building this already, please let me know who. If not, I may have to bring this to the world myself.


2 thoughts on “The Future of Health

    1. Security will certainly be paramount. As a society, this will be a net positive even with security issues. You can certainly opt out if you feel security is insufficient. But your texts, emails, and purchase history probably have much more personal and incriminating information and we, as a society, accept the convenience and other positives despite the risks.

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