With a lot of life-threatening health conditions on the rise, doesn’t it make you wonder what our health will be like a century from now? At that point, Popular Mechanics believes that we’ll be even more technologically advanced than we are now, likely changing our health quite a bit.
For instance, they estimate that in 100 years, your vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, etc.) will be able to be checked 24 hours a day by tiny sensors. This will give your doctor immediate access to how you’re doing, which could potentially help highlight any minor issues you’re having quickly enough to keep them from becoming major problems. It would also make it easier for them to diagnose any potential conditions or diseases because they’ll be able to see exactly what is going on in your body.
They also believe that we’ll be able to implant chips in our stomach to help us lose weight. They don’t really say how they think this technology will help with this process (whether they’ll regulate your appetite or control your digestive system for example), but they do believe this will be one viable weight loss option.
Speaking of chips, Popular Mechanics also predicts that these tiny devices will be able to be implanted in your brain to help you “absorb data while you sleep.” Could you imagine waking up in the morning and having the chip transfer all of your knowledge to your computer? Memory issues could possibly become a thing of the past!
The future may also bring a solution that could reverse paralysis via spinal cord implant. In other words, if your spinal column were to become damaged, limiting your movement, they could replace it with one that wasn’t.
All of this may seem far out there, but I’m sure that people from 100 years ago thought the same about where we are!