Technological advances will trigger a 21st century medical revolution, that could see a series of long-awaited breakthroughs in the fight to develop a cure for some the world’s most devastating diseases including cancer and diabetes, a clutch of Silicon Valley and pharmaceutical bosses has predicted.
“Technology has the ability to cure cancer, unlock the mysteries of obesity, and reduce cardiovascular deaths,” Albert Bourla, Chief Operating Officer of Pfizer said.
Medicine, as in the ability to cure a specific disease or condition, is going to become remarkably cheap. For, essentially, we’re going to mechanise it. As with aspirin replacing the comely maiden bathing the fevered brow we’re going to automate.
Social care however is likely to become very much more expensive at the same time. As the number of people who don’t die of those things we cure rises. Going to be interesting seeing how the budgets work out there.