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First Surgery Performed Using Google Glass

Posted in Health Care, Healthcare Futurist

In addition to being a powerful teaching tool, Google Glass allows surgeons to pull up old x-rays and patient records during surgery as well as consult live with other specialists during the operation. This two-minute video from a recent operation performed at Ohio State University is impressive–and instructive about where the future is headed:

A Real “Artificial” $675 billion Opportunity in Health Care

Posted in Futurist, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist

At a recent healthcare event, I shared the stage with Dr. Richard Migliori, Executive Vice president of Health Services at United Health Group and, in his opening keynote presentation, he identified six factors driving higher-than-necessary health care costs: 1. Unnecessary services 2. The inefficient delivery of services 3. Price disparities 4. Excessive administration costs 5….

Touch, Taste, See, Hear and Smell the Future

Posted in Future, Futurist, Health Care, Trends

In its annual “5 in 5” prediction, IBM says that by 2017, we will see the rise of cognitive computers — machines that can experience the world in a manner comparable to five senses. The video at the bottom of this post provides a brief description of “the rise of cognitive computing” but here are…

Futurist Jack Uldrich's 2013 Predictions

Posted in Aging Services, Business, Cancer, Education, Future, Futurist, General, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Jobs, Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, Predictions, Transportation

#1. First Heart A-Hack Victim. In January, an Arizona socialite will be charged with murder after it was uncovered she hired a former disgruntled employee of a leading medical device firm to hack into her cheating husband’s pacemaker and deliver a lethal shock to his heart. Shares of the company’s stock will plummet on the…

Future Trends in Health Care (Futurist Jack Uldrich)

Posted in Health Care, Healthcare Futurist

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Optimistic About Dementia: Am I Demented?

Posted in Aging Services, Futurist, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Predictions

“I have observed that not the man who hopes when others despair, but the man who despairs when others hope, is admired by a large class of persons as a sage.” –John Stuart Mill I recently finished reading Matt Ridley’s excellent book, The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves. The timing couldn’t have been better because…

Nina Meet Siri

Posted in Aging Services, Business, Business Model, Change, Education, Future, Futurist, Health Care, Higher Education, Retail/Marketing

As computers become ever more powerful, it’s difficult for some people to comprehend what will soon be possible. For example, after IBM’s Watson supercomputer defeated Jeopardy’s top two human champions, it might not have been obvious how the same technology would soon be helping doctors make better, faster, more affordable and more accurate cancer diagnosis….

10 Ways Google's "Project Glass" Might Change Things

Posted in Future, Futurist, General, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Innovation, Internet/Information Tech, Retail/Marketing, Telecommunications, Trends

As I wrote in an earlier post, Google is only 13 years old; Facebook is a mere 8 years old; and the iPhone just turned five. Each has impacted the world in some surprising and unexpected ways. From my perspective as a futurist, Google’s “Project Glass” (which offers enhanced augmented reality as well as the…

Handing Over the Future to Robots

Posted in Disruptive Technology, Future, Futurist, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Robots

This might seem like a trivial thing but I’d like to suggest otherwise: Researchers in Japan have developed a robot that beats a person in the game of “Rock, Paper, Scissors” 100 percent of the time. 100 percent! The robot does this by using technology to recognize its competitors gesture a single millisecond after the…


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