Nootropics are drugs that make our brains and bodies better. Faster, smarter and can reduce the impact of aging. Sometimes they offer enlightenment. Nootropics are part of a larger trend that is exponentially advancing humanity. It takes our brains and bodies and makes them more efficient, pushing them farther, faster than evolution can on its own.
IT Technology is another trend and when applied to medicine it has exponentially advanced our knowledge and understanding of ourselves. One subtrend of IT technology is the use of mobile computers (phones, tablets and soon to be small specific always connected electronics). The "cloud" makes these devices and interactions possible. That's the hardware side. There's the software side with open APIs and an "app" platform that encourages development by anyone.
But what's beyond Mobile Medicine?
This is exactly the questions, Emily Empel (@localrat) and I propose to explore at SXSW in 2013 in our session entitled: Doctor in the Cloud: Beyond Mobile Medicine.
If you're curious about how you might manage our health experience in the near-future, please leave a comment and give us an upvote (you have to register, but it takes just a moment and we really appreciate it).
- Secure Accessible Health Records
- Mobile scanning
- Doc in a Box: the importance of pharmacies, health food sections
- Mobile Hospitals and Pop-up ER Units
- Alternate Transactions for medical treatments
- Robotics and remote surgery
- DIY Health
- Artisanal medicines
- Medical Tourism
- New Business Models
And while we love taking a positive view on the future, we give serious consideration to current and emerging concerns. We will include the downsides:
- Secure Accessible Medical Data
- Quality Medications
- Liability and Insurance
Emily and I will prepare the session with our usual robust research and present it with high energy and our engaging style. You'll leave our session with a broad understanding of current trends and a balanced view of what the near future promises.
We can't wait to share our results with you!
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Go to Doctor in the Cloud: Beyond Mobile Medicine submission.