Where are we now? We are currently in the throes of a medical technology revolution. We are getting more advanced, faster, and cheaper medical treatment with each passing day. Soon, those listening to us will be able to hear our thoughts through a computerized implant that can replace hearing aids for the deaf and mute. Our healthcare will also become more personalized with individualized treatments for each patient. It's clear that we've entered an age where medicine is changing quicker than ever before. What about the future? What does the world look like in 2022 when today's technologies have been realized? Here's what it could look like.
Medical Technology 2022
Medical technology will continue to advance, but there are certain technologies that are bound to change the world of medicine. Here's what some of them could look like in 2022:
Telemedicine has been around for a while now and its popularity has grown immensely. It’s a way for doctors to treat patients located far away from their hospital or doctor's office. Instead of flying to another city, they can connect with a patient through telemedicine. This leads to more cost effectiveness and convenience for both the patient and the doctor when it comes to scheduling appointments and getting medical care.
2. Artificial intelligence in the medical field.
Artificial intelligence is already being used in medical settings, but only at a basic level so far- mainly with computerized IV drip bags and pacemakers. With advances in artificial intelligence, people will be able to have their thoughts read by computers in a matter of months instead of years. Machines will also help diagnose illnesses so that our healthcare system can prescribe treatments quicker than ever before possible.
4 Predictions for the Future of Medicine
Since the beginning of time, we've been faced with many medical challenges. However, it's clear that technology will be the key to our future.
Prediction 1: Medical Implants
We've already seen some doctors implantable devices such as pacemakers and cochlear implants. There's a good chance that you'll see more and more of these types of devices in the next few years. With the amount of technology that has been developed in recent years, it is only natural to expect we will see more advanced medical implants in 2022. Predictions for this include pills that can be injected into your body that automatically deliver medication when needed and a computerized device implanted under your skin that could monitor your health condition 24/7 through your smartphone.
Prediction 2: Smartphones
While smartphones seem like an old-fashioned tech item, they are very much still necessary for modern day life. In 2022, it will not be unusual to see people walking around with a tiny camera embedded into their smartphone capturing memories or following along on their favorite sports team while they're watching in person at home or on TV! And perhaps most importantly, your doctor will be able to communicate with you via mobile phone in order to diagnose conditions much faster than ever before.
Prediction 3: Biometric Identification Systems
Today, biometric identification systems are used by governments and corporations across the world to identify individual users and individuals inside buildings quickly and easily. The future of biometric identification systems is to utilize the large amount of information generated by these systems and use it to predict trends in economic, health, and environmental data.
Prediction 4: Virtual Reality
Virtual reality will be used to create new environments that are foreign or dangerous to humans that would normally be impossible or too expensive to experience otherwise. For example, a military simulation training program could simulate the conditions of a war zone. In order for this virtual world to feel real to the user, it must be completely convincing and lifelike, so much so that users may forget they are not actually in a war zone!
Medical technology has come a long way in the past few decades, and the future of medicine looks to be an exciting one. One thing is for sure: we can't wait to see what's next.