Vinod Khosla, sassy VC and legendary co-founder of Sun Microsystems, has predicted the future of health. In essence, he has said, our medical lives will become increasingly automated, with ultra-intelligent systems prescribing fine-grain recommendations to nurse us back to health. According to a newly released report, he predicts:
1. 80 percent of what doctors do, diagnostics, will be replaced by machines
2. Medicine will become tailor-made for each patient
3. Consumer-driven tech will create better incentives to keep people healthy
For good measure, we think Khosla missed one important aspect of the future: we’ll move from disease care to actual health care. That is, thanks to pervasive monitoring, our goals won’t simply be to not be sick but to become the best person we can be.