Every month, Nikolas Badminton is invited to speak about the latest futurist trends and technology on CTV’s ‘Future Fridays’.
In August’s segment, The Future of Medicine & Health, Nikolas talks about four trends: exoskeletons, a cure for blindness, nanobot technology to cure cancer, and robot caregivers in Japan.
Watch the four-minute video segment, or take a more in-depth look at references below.
Exoskeletons Improve Our Physical Ability
Exoskeletons are additional technology that we attach to our limbs to give us support or extra assistance in our physical capabilities.
It might mean extra strength to complete daily physical tasks for the disabled, or in the case of paralysis, could even provide the ability to walk again.
It’s not just people with impaired physical ability that exoskeleton technology can help as the following video explains how Ford is using exoskeletons to help workers on the factory floor:
Read more at New Atlas
eSight: Cure for Blindness?
eSight is a system that the visually impaired can wear that boosts signals so that they have more of an impression over what is happening visually.
eSight is a medical breakthrough that restores functional sight, and allows the visually impaired to see the faces of loved ones, read, work, study, and participate in virtually any Activity of Daily Living.
Find out more at eSight
Curing Cancer by Nanobot Technology
The Canadian Cancer Society released some shocking figures that shows 1 in 2 Canadians will get some form of cancer in their lifetime.
Step forward… Nanobots?
“Nanobots are incredibly tiny machines… about 50,000 of them can fit across the width of a human hair” – Nikolas Badminton, Futurist
There have been some successful experiments on fish and poulty cells where nanobots have been able to destroy cancer cells by being activated by light.
“Think of that potential of being able to be injected with this technology, activated by light, and then maybe we do find a cure for cancer” – Nikolas Badminton, Futurist
This is not something that is right around the corner and we do have to be careful about what happens when this kind of technology is activated in a human body.
Read more at Futurism
The Robot Caregivers of Japan
Due in part to lopsided demographics, a large ageing population and lack of babies, Japan is at the forefront of robot caregiver technology.
These robot caregivers can carry people, which lifts (sorry… for the pun) the burden from human caregivers who sometimes would have to move patients up to forty times per day.
They can also boost how the patient connects with their family and friends by connecting to webcams and communication devices.
100 years from now… what will humans look like?
Humans will use technology to enable them to live longer, be stronger, and add any number of physical and mental benefits that will aid them.
Rich people could almost become like super-humans.
What do you think?
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Nikolas Badminton is a Futurist Speaker that drives world leaders to take action in creating a better world for humanity. He promotes exponential thinking along with a critical, honest, and optimistic view that empowers you with knowledge to plan for today, tomorrow, and for the future.