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Session

Silicon is Invading Medicine

Andy Kessler, Author

Date: Thursday, March 29
Time: 11:00am - 11:45am
Location: Douglas A

The last 20 years of progress has been based on embedding the intelligence of workers into silicon and software -- think operators, tellers, travel agents, stock traders, etc. Now the same thing is going to happen to doctors, whose tool kit is filled with stethoscopes and rubber hammers to bang your knee. They are flying blind. Medicine is all about chronic care, patching you up once you get sick. $1.8 trillion is spent often after it is too late to save the patient. But, technology for early detection is coming fast, with computer-aided detection, 3D imaging, and protein sensors to detect heart disease, stroke, and even cancer early. Healthcare will never be the same.

This talk is based on Kessler's book The End of Medicine: How Silicon Valley (and Naked Mice) Will Reboot Your Doctor. It is a fun and quickly paced talk, but the same technologies that are being talked about elsewhere at ETech can be used to save lives by moving medicine to early detection from chronic care.