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10 Game-Changing Technological Trends Transforming Tomorrow

Posted in Business as Unusual, Business Model, Change, Convergence, Disruptive Technology, Education, Energy, Future, Future Proof, Futurist, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Higher Education, Innovation, Internet/Information Tech, Regenerative Medicine

We live in amazing times and our world is about to become even more amazing in the near future due to a plethora of game changing technologies. To understand why, it first helps to consider just a few of the technologies and trends that did not make my list: 3D printers, flying drones, low-cost robotics,…

The Future of Ophthalmology: 10 Trends Transforming Tomorrow

Posted in Futurist, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Ophthalmology

In one of those rare “small world” moments, I bumped into an old fraternity brother in the airport in Florence, Italy while on vacation this summer. He is now an ophthalmologist and he knew I was a futurist, and during the course of our conversation, he said to me, tongue-in-cheek, “Oh, I can tell you…

Exporting Expertise: The Future of Surgery?

Posted in Future, Future Proof, Futurist, Google, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist

Surgeons at the University of Alabama recently performed one of the first surgeries using a virtual augmented reality technology from VIPAAR in conjunction with Google Glass. The video below offers a quick overview of the technologies. I particular like the comment from one surgeon who said, the technologies allow us to “export expertise.” UAB does…

Watson Accelerates the Future of Health Care

Posted in Algorithms, Cancer, Computer/Semiconductor, Data Mining, Future, Futurist, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist

Only two years after appearing on the game show Jeopardy! IBM’s Watson supercomputer is making startling progress in advancing the future of health care. In the past week, three new Watson-related “cognitive” technologies have been unveiled.(Two at the Cleveland Clinic and one at The Anderson Cancer Center in Dallas.) “WatsonPaths” incorporates feedback from the physician…

5 Things to Think About

Posted in Future, Future Proof, Futurist, Genomics, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Manufacturing

Twenty-five years ago, 20 megabytes of storage cost approximately $800. Today, Google and a handful of other cloud-based storage providers offer 100-times as much storage for free. Fifteen years ago, the idea that a world-class encyclopedia could be created and maintained by free labor would have seemed impossible. Today, Wikipedia is routinely access by millions…

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….

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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