The Future of Medicine: Super Sims
YOU VISIT YOUR DOCTOR after weeks of feeling fatigued and lethargic. He takes a blood sample, records your DNA profile, does a quick CT body scan, then uploads the raw data to a computer workstation.
Within minutes software stitches together a head-to-toe living, breathing digital reproduction of you, which the doctor can poke and prod just like the real thing.Turns out you have lung cancer. Rather than focus on one treatment, your physician can test various scenarios on your digital sim (simulation) - surgery, radiation, chemotherapy - and watch how your system reacts.
Note from DC: The cure is the treatment that doesn't kill the virtual you.