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Iran South Med J 2016, 18(6): 1287-1298 Back to browse issues page
The technological singularity and exponential medicine
Iraj Nabipour *1, Majid Assadi2
1- Future Studies Group, The Academy of Medical Sciences of the I.R.Iran
The Persian Gulf Marine Biotechnology Research Center, The Persian Gulf Biomedical Research Institute, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran , Inabipour@gmail.com
2- The Persian Gulf Nuclear Medicine Research Center, The Persian Gulf Biomedical Research Institute, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran
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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 rate for medicine. The "exponential medicine" is going to create more disruptive technologies in healthcare industry. The exponential medicine shifts the paradigm of medical philosophy and produces significant impacts on the healthcare system and patient-physician relationship.   

Keywords: singularity, exponential medicine, personalized medicine, technology
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: General Medicine. Health Professions
Received: 2016/02/13 | Accepted: 2016/02/13 | Published: 2016/02/13
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DOI: 10.7508/ismj.1394.06.018


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