Over the next 20 years, consumer health technology will become 10,000-times more powerful, usable, affordable and/or useful. Biomonitors — embedded in our eye glasses, toilet seats, phones, steering wheels, keyboards, shoes, guts — will be as ubiquitous as clothing. Most of today’s medical industry, which already lags state of the art innovations in medical technique and technology by an average 17 years, will be overwhelmed, then disintermediated. Google will be medicine’s new waiting room, and AI, assisted by nurses and PAs, will do most doctoring.
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