FutureMed Day 4: Security in Medicine and Ray Kurzweil
On day 4 of FutureMed, we visited companies in the Bay area and listened to Ray Kurzweil presenting about the future.
We visited Genentech where they told us they work with 3,5 million compounds and moved the focus towards small molecules in 2005. I loved the fact that the building is on DNA way. During a presentation, we could watch the process of designing small molecules with software solutions in 3D.
Then we visited Palantir and heard about their data-driven solutions.
Marc Goodman talked about security in medicine and healthcare in this Internet-based world. He mentioned how hackers might get access to medical devices or even pacemakers; genetic data and other health records. He used the expression “wireless body area network”.
At IDEO, workshops were organized and we learnt the process of designing healthcare innovations and had a great lunch in Palo Alto.
When we got back to the campus, Ray Kurzweil, world-famous futurist gave a presentation. Christian Assad wrote a great compilation of this presentation in the FutureMed Magazine. Later on, Esther Dyson, David Shaywitz and Jeremy Stone gave suggestions about healthcare entrepreneurship as a panel.
Watch Ray Kurzweil’s recent video, the Transcendent Men: