publication . Article . 2016

The technological singularity and exponential medicine

Iraj Nabipour; Majid Assadi;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016 Journal: Iranian South Medical Journal (issn: 1735-4374, eissn: 1735-6954, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Bushehr University of Medical Sciences
The "technological singularity" is forecasted to occur in 2045. It is a point when non-biological intelligence becomes more intelligent than humans and each generation of intelligent machines re-designs itself smarter. Beyond this point, there is a symbiosis between machines and humans. This co-existence will produce incredible impacts on medicine that its sparkles could be seen in healthcare industry and the future medicine since 2025. Ray Kurzweil, the great futurist, suggested that three revolutions in science and technology consisting genetic and molecular science, nanotechnology, and robotic (artificial intelligence) provided an exponential growth...
free text keywords: singularity, exponential medicine, personalized medicine, technology, Medicine (General), R5-920
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