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Jobs of the Future: Nanomedic (2050)

This series will explore the job of a nanomedic in the future and how humankind will fit in to a future world order dominated with technolo...

This series will explore the job of a nanomedic in the future and how humankind will fit in to a future world order dominated with technologies we created. We explore how "human activity" will be taken over thereby rendering the jobs of today and obsolete relic of the past beyond a century in our distant future.

Years and centuries into the future, we will be experiencing great and revolutionary change to the way we live, how society works and how humankind as a whole will see themselves. Our world has been shaped by different periods of technological growth and progress from the Neolithic Revolution to the Industrial Revolution. Exponential growth in population and rapid advancement in manufacturing, production and consumption coupled with the rise of automation, artificial intelligence and robotics will transformed human society fully-integrated with our own mechanical wonders.

Medical technologies will advance so much that it will be possible for us to become "immortals" or near-immortals. Nanotechnology powered with deep learning and artificial intelligence will remove doctors and surgeons out of the equation in future medical care. Humans will be relegated to pre- and post-medical care servicing of patients like a mechanic tuning the engine or fixing tires. In the 2016 science-fiction romantic film "Passengers," Aurora Lane (played by Jennifer Lawrence) saved the life of her beau Jim Preston (played by Chris Pratt) with the help of the Autodoc.

The Autodoc in our future will be replacement of all we learned of saving and prolonging our lives. It will be like a 3D printer that will repair all the damage internal organs of our body. It echoes the Biblical story of Lazarus being risen back from the dead.

Nanomedicine in the future will make it possible to inject nanobots into our body that will repair destroyed cell structures, combat all sorts of infection, bacteria and viruses, and even restart our heart or brain. With the help of nanotechnology, it will be possible to miniaturize everything to fit inside our blood vessels so that there will be no need to take our regular medications.

In Steven Spielberg's 1987 classic film "Inner Space," it was envisioned that nanotechnology will allow us to explore the inner realms of our body literally but it is implausible to miniaturize humans to drive nanoships inside our body.

We will envision a nanomedic to do all the necessary preparatory procedure before the patient is being processed by the Autodoc. Since machines will take over all the 'dirty work,' this job will be a menial one. Further post-operative briefing and care will also be taken cared of by the nanomedic. Further sub-atomic treatments will be done with injections of specialized nanobots that will be activated remotely and wirelessly. Nanomedics can monitor the progress but artificial intelligence will eventually take up most of the load anyway.

Do you want to become a nanomedic in the year 2050?

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