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Nov 26, 2021Philosophy/Ethics, Tech0 comments

But you comprehend the result ? Man’s complete triumph over disease by this process of dissolution and rehabilitation

A Witch City Mystery Frederick van Rensselaer Dey, 1901

Manuel and Sandra are talking about the following article: The futuristic processes that are making medicine better today

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Manuel

Hi Sandra, I need some advice on medical technology! 😊

Today 11:41   

Sandra

Hi Manuel, hopefully not for yourself …?                                               

Today 11:42   

Manuel

No, thank goodness, for a piece I’m writing. 😊

Today 11:43   

Sandra

Oh, ok, always glad to help. 😊                                                                

Today 11:44   

Manuel

OK, rapid fire questions about science or sci-fi! Ready!

Today 11:46  

Sandra

I sure hope so: ready!                                                                                

Today 11:47   

Manuel

Artificial wombs?

Today 11:48  

Sandra

There’s some in the animal testing stage, but just for premature births, not right from conception: Artificial Womb

Today 11:49   

Manuel

OK. Tricorders

Today 11:50   

Sandra

Tricorders? 🤔                                                                                            

Today 11:51   

Manuel

It’s a term from Star Trek: a handheld device that can provide a quick diagnosis

Today 11:52   

Sandra

Oh, well, those exist or are in development for some specific cases, not an overall diagnosis: Medical Tricorders

Today 11:53   

Manuel

Great! Last one is an open question: what is the most sci-fi-like real development?

Today 11:53   

Sandra

Where do I begin! There’s so much going on in medical technology nowadays …

Today 11:54   

Manuel

Prosthetics and Exoskeletons?

Today 11:54   

Sandra

Maybe, but I’m more exited by biological breakthroughs involving living tissue

Today 11:55   

Manuel

Tell me all about it!

Today 11:56   

Sandra

There’s been some serious advances in regenerative medicine, for example for the skin

Today 11:57   

Sandra

you can just spray on a thin layer of healthy cells from the patient, instead of using grafts: Advances in Skin Tissue

Today 11:57   

Manuel

Wow that does sound like sci-fi to me!

Today 11:58   

Sandra

Lucky for us it isn’t: it’s science!  😉                                                        

Today 11:59   

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