This article give a great overview of some of distruption and innovation in the healthcare system. We are in the midst of a (medical) revolution driven by exponential technology: artificial intelligence, sensors, robotics, 3D printing, big data, genomics and stem cells. • AI-enabled autonomous health scans provide the best diagnostics equally to the poorest and wealthiest on Earth. • Large-scale genomic sequencing and machine learning allow us to understand the root cause of cancer, heart disease and neurodegenerative disease and what to do about it. • Wearables, connected devices and quantified-self apps will allow us to collect enormous amounts of useful health information. • Robotic surgeons can carry out a perfect operation (every time) for pennies on the dollar. • When each of us can regrow a heart, liver, lung or kidney when we need it instead of waiting for the donor to die. • On-demand manufacturing will make medical devices cheaper and more readily accessible to millions, and it will make scarce resources like organs-for-transplant abundantly available. • Unlocking secrets of our biology- insights into cancer, heart disease, neurodegenerative disease etc since the cost of genome sequencing has plummeted 100,000-fold, from $100M per genome in 2001 to $1,000 per genome today… outpacing Moore’s Law by 3x. • We are now in the earliest stages of stem cell therapy development. Future therapies will be transformative and, frankly, mind-boggling.
Up Next in Blockchain
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is looking at blockchain technology as part of a system for establishing digital trust, newly published patent documents indicate. In 2016, a report from USPS suggested that the mail carrier could move to create its own cryptocurrency as well as use blockchain technology for supply chain applications, among other areas.
U.S. Postal Service Considers Blockchain Tech
Google is developing its own blockchain for third parties to post and verify transactions, in an effort to differentiate its cloud services from those of rivals Microsoft and Amazon. The cloud is a battleground right now, and tech giants are throwing all they have at it in order to win – AI will be a huge part of that, but blockchain tech could provide an edge.
Google Hopes Blockchain Will Help it Win the Cloud War
MIT Technology Review