Imagine being paralysed and having an implanted microchip that could action a message from your brain to move your prosthetic arm. Or a diagnostic system that could pick up Alzheimer’s a decade before you develop any symptoms. Or a 3D printing machine that could print a pill with a combination of drugs tailored just for you.
Sound far-fetched? Then meet Dr Daniel Kraft, a Harvard-trained oncologist-cum-entrepreneur-cum-healthcare futurologist. The faculty chair of exponential medicine at the Silicon Valley-based Singularity University, no one could be more serious – or ambitious – about the revolutionary impact that digital technologies will have on the future of healthcare.