Saturday, April 29, 2017

Robotic Medicine could put Doctors out of Business

   How close to the day are we when in fifteen minutes you can get a full medical GPS. You slip into a tube, it not only scans you, but takes your vitals, takes blood, urine, stool, saliva, sweat, skin and hair samples, and even does minor surgery by sampling fluids in your gut. It does muscle-tension readings, blood-circulation readings, bone-density readings and scans your brain. It monitors your heart and measures your breathing and samples your breath.
   And, of course, examines your DNA.
   Everything is then computer analyzed on the spot, and the computer runs out the details of how to get from here to there -- telling you what you need to do to overcome all your health problems.
   All for a $1.95.
   Well, it'll cost more than that, of course. Let's hope the price isn't too steep. But, my point is, we probably all ready have the technology for such a machine. All that needs to be done is for someone to make it and market it.
   Dr. Robot. I wonder if such a health-monitoring machine might be common in every home some day.
   And, since this probably already is possible, one wonders if the medical profession is putting the kabitz on it. It could put doctors out of business.

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