By Brad Aiken
Like many fields of technology, the way forward for drugs is often estimated through the technology fiction writers of this present day, a great deal as a lot of today’s scientific advances have been presaged by way of technological know-how fiction tales of the earlier.
In this publication, health care provider and technological know-how fiction writer Brad Aiken conveys his personal speculations approximately our scientific destiny via 9 hugely unique and thought-provoking brief tales. Touching upon an excellent number of subject matters, together with yet now not restricted to telemedicine and distant surgical procedure, vaccination techniques opposed to unknown deathly pathogens, nanomedicine to medication illnesses and retard aging, bionics, cloning and euthanasia, we get a glimpse of what can be looking ahead to humanity.
Yet, in those tales it's constantly the protagonists, people finally, who stay on the middle degree, now not the recent applied sciences. this offers the fictitious fabric with a distinct mix of technological know-how fiction and social delusion. It additionally warns us to be cautious of the pitfalls of an excessive amount of reliance on dehumanizing expertise and to ensure it is still our helper, no longer our grasp.
Last yet no longer least, an in depth clinical essay investigates the interaction among technology fiction and either prior and present advances in clinical sciences and expertise, making the hyperlink to the fictitious fabric within the booklet in addition to to the proper medical literature.
Brad Aiken is the clinical Director for Rehabilitation at Baptist health facility in Miami, Florida. He has released numerous clinical articles, and has offered to either expert and non-professional teams on quite a few subject matters. Dr. Aiken has obtained quite a few technology awards, together with the military technological know-how Award, in addition to awards from the military, the Air strength and NASA. He begun writing technology fiction whereas in university at Boston college, and released his first ebook, Starscape: The Silver Bullet, in 2000. His most up-to-date ebook, Zone of the 10th Degree, was once released in August 2012. His brief tales have seemed in Analog technological know-how Fiction and truth, Padwolf offers, and the vampire anthology New Blood.