“The day healthcare can fully embrace AI is the day we have a revolution in terms of cutting costs and improving care.”–Fei-Fei Li
In part two of this 2-part series, Oriana Beaudet and Dan Pesut discuss a healthcare future that includes automation, artificial intelligence and robots. And what about potential disruptive futures that change everything?
“Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.”
– Dag Hammarskjold
While many futures are generalists, there is a need for foresight professionals centered on specific fields, as well. Perhaps no area is more in need of innovative outlooks for the future than healthcare. With rising costs, aging populations and personnel shortages, the challenges are many. But so are the opportunities to employ emerging technologies. In the first part of a two part series, host Mark Sackler discusses these challenge with two nursing Ph.D.’s, Oriana Beaudet and Dan Pesut. Part One addresses the need for foresight both in nursing specifically and healthcare in general, as well as the global challenges of an aging population. Part two will drill down to individual ssues, including automation, robotics and artificial intelligence as caregiving tools for the future.
“There is something called bioethics that is probably the least ethical thing on the planet right now.”–Elizabeth Parrish
Welcome to the second year of the Seeking Delphi™ podcast. We eneded 2017 with Part One of Ending Aging, featuring an interview with the author of Ending Aging, SENS foundation Chief Science Officer, Aubrey de Grey. 2018 kicks off with part two of Ending Aging, featuring Bioviva CEO, Elizabeth Parrish. In 2015 she became the first person ever to receive genetic editing therapies to reverse some aspects of biological aging. Her comments–especially the one above–are well worth the while of anyone with interest in the subject.
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Episode #20. Ending Aging, Part Two, with Elizabeth Parrish
YouTube slide show of Episode #20
And in case you missed it, ending aging, Part 1, with Aubrey de Grey
“Aging is mostly the failure to repair.”–Gregory Benford
One man who agrees wholeheartedly with Gregory Benford is Aubrey de Grey. He’s the author of Ending Aging, and chief science officer of the SENS Foundation, a 501-(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to researching the reversal of human aging. His approach focuses on 7 areas of cellular and molecular damage, the repair of which he believes to be the keys to effective rejuvenation therapy. He joins me in this episode of Seeking Delphi™ for a lively discussion on the present state of the anti-aging art.
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Even as lifestyle issues like smoking, obesity, distracted driving and drug overdoses have of late limited life expectancy gains in the west, there continue to be breakthroughs in anti-aging research at breathtaking pace. At some point–maybe soon–we may experience a period of anti-aging therapy deployment such that average life expectancy increases by one or more years every year. How long will we live, then? And the bigger question is: what will be the implications for civilization and the earth as a whole?
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In episode one of Seeking Delphi, the podcast, I spoke with David Wood, chair of London Futurists, about his book The Abolition of Aging. Specifically, we talked about his bold forecast of a 50% probability of widely available, affordable rejuvenation therapy being available by 2040. In part two of my interview with David, we discuss a few of the wide ranging implications for society, should radical longevity extension become a reality. Retirement, work, sustainability and the meaning of life itself are all in play.
“I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying. I don’t want to live on in the hearts of my countrymen; I want to live on in my apartment.”–Woody Allen
In episode one of Seeking Delphi, the podcast, I talk with David Wood, chair of London Futurists, about his book The Abolition of Aging. Relevant links to this weeks’ show below the audio track. This is part 1 of a two part program. This week: can we do it? Next week: Should we do it, and if we do it, what are the implications? These podcasts are now available for subscription on YouTubeand iTunes.
Episode #1: The Abolition of Aging, Part 1; running time 26:9