Taking us on a tour of the next 40 years of medical technology advancements, David Hunter Tow, blogger and Director of The Future of Life Research Centre, cites current advances in nanotechnology, the development of a worldwide digital medical records "grid", artificial brains, genetics research, and new wonder drugs with raising the human life span to 150 years by 2050.
All of the predictions made in the essay are natural extensions of currently developing technologies, and most likely somewhat accurate. However, as we've seen in the past, the future has a way of adding on some substantial surprises that were not envisioned. And I'm surprised that he didn't mention the possibilities of, among other things, super human physical ability enhancements or eliminating aging altogether.
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