The Fourth Industrial Revolution represents a radical change in the way we live, work and relate to one another. It is a new chapter in human development, enabled by extraordinary technology advances including the medical field. These advances are merging the physical, digital and biological worlds in ways that create both huge promise and potential danger. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is about more than just technology-driven change; it is an opportunity to help everyone, including leaders, policy-makers and people from all income groups and nations, to harness converging technologies in order to create a brighter future.
Expect a major shift in the medical field from treating symptoms to the causes. Less medication. Less hospital stays and operations. Emphasis will be more on nutrition, ancient and natural healing practices. Medical students are entering schools more enlightened these days. Life for lecturers who are reluctant to adapt to change will be very uncomfortable.