By Tim Bean –
NEWS: “The 9th annual International Medical Anti-ageing Conference will once again be held in London this Friday and Saturday, the 21st and 22nd of September.”
Comment: It was great pleasure being invited by the organisers several months ago to address this years conference, to highlight the work we’re currently doing in the field of “Executive Longevity”.
Amongst other topics, my presentation will be looking ahead at cutting-edge developments in our industry, including the potential for traditional health and wellness protocols to merge and co-exist with advancing technologies in the future. And I mean REALLY advanced.
This could include latest 3-D printing of replacement body parts, artificial blood replacement, low cost genomic sequencing, artificial bio-intelligence, telemedicine, robotics, 24/7 body wearable/embeddable diagnostic monitors, smart pills, stem cells, synthetic biology and gene therapy!
This is by no means mainstream thinking right now, but the technology already exists, and will rapidly become a part of our lifestyles within the next 5 to 10 years, if not sooner, whether we like it or not.
Of course the question will arise, “Do we lose an element of our humanity when we integrate ultra-high tech with our health, and will we end up abdicating our responsibility for self-care to technology?”
I don’t know – it’s possible. But maybe it’s all to do with our approach and how we frame these advancements as they’re introduced.
Perhaps there’s a place for integrating advanced-tech interventions, treatments and protocols as ENHANCEMENTS to a fundamentally sound physiology. I could see that, but I believe in order to be truly effective, it would only makes sense to take place in that order.
After all, there’s no point putting a brand new roof on a building riddled with borer….