Mashable just ran a post, “9 Bold Predictions for the Digital World of 2020“.
I’m quoted in point 5 – Virtual Hospitals”.
Here’s what I said: “By 2020, if not before, most industries – health care, agriculture, financial – will have found that they have been transformed by the velocity of Moore’s law. Mobility, wireless, pervasive connectivity – everywhere we look, we see that the big trend for the next eight years is that technology will drive the pace of innovation in every single industry.
Credit cards will be replaced by smartphone transactions systems; auto insurance will be forever changed through GPS-based monitoring devices that reward good driving performance; hospitals will become virtual through the extension of bio-connectivity, involving remote medical monitoring and management.
The big trend is that as tech comes to change industries, change in those industries will occur faster than ever before. The winners will have been those who understand this reality, and adjust their innovation engine to keep up with this new speed of change.”
There are a few ways to put this into more detail, through various posts and videos on my site where I talk about this trend:
- Major 10 year trend: The Future of Every Industry to be Controlled by Silicon Valley Innovation
- A report on my keynote for the 2011 T. Rowe Price Investment Symposium
- Video – When Silicon Valley Takes Over Your Innovation Agenda
- Silicon Valley Innovation Velocity Set to Dominate Every Industry
- Video: Healthcare 2020: Moore’s Law, Genomics and Velocity