How Do Medical Students See Future Technologies?

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Disruptive Technologies in Medicine

[By Dr. Bertalan Meskó]

Bert Mesko

Recently, I gave a talk to medical students about what kind of trends and technologies might shape the future and I was very curious what they think about these.

The Question

I asked them to give a score between 1 and 3 about how beneficial or advantageous those can be for society; and a score between 1 and 3 about how big threats they will pose to us.

They also gave a score between 1 and 10 about how much they look forward to using a technology in action. See the full size infographics here.

The Answer

So, I just wrote about how our Disruptive Technologies in Medicine university course prepares medical students for the coming waves of change. I also recently published an infographic related to new technologies in medicine.





Preparing them for the future is a real challenge but I remain confident that we need to to that and it is still possible.







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3 Responses

  1. How do we feel about algorithm-driven prescriptions?

    Perhaps medicine is so simple that it can be automated.



  2. The “great decoupling”

    Currently, it seems that MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee appear to be leading the conversation about technology’s impact on the future of employment—what they call the “great decoupling.”

    Their extensive research shows, beyond reasonable doubt, that technological progress eliminates jobs and leaves average workers worse off than they were before.

    Yet it’s hard to see this great decoupling as a mere unintended consequence of digital technology. It is not a paradox but the realization of the industrial drive to remove humans from the value equation. That’s the big news: The growth of an economy does not mean more jobs or prosperity for the people living in it.

    When technology increases productivity, a company has a new excuse to eliminate jobs and use the savings to reward its shareholders with dividends and stock buybacks. What would’ve been lost to wages is instead turned back into capital. So the middle class hollows out, and the only ones left making money are those depending on the passive returns from their investments.

    It turns out that digital technology merely accelerates this process to the point where we can all see it occurring.

    Dr. David Marcinko MBA CMP®


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