Shape of things to come?

2018 April 24

This robot is a member of the staff of a pharmacy in MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, Texas. He (or she?) delivers medicines from ward to ward, can operate the elevator and can negotiate through crowded corridors.

Why do we post this here? Because there is food for thought: most of us are unable even to imagine the way technology will develop in another five or ten years. In many ways, technology will improve our efficiency. It may also potentially threaten the human element in medicine.

Let us brace ourselves, and think hard on how we can optimise the positives of technology, while minimising the negatives.

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