The Acceleration of Technology in the 21st Century:The Impact on Human Health and Medicine
Pathologist of the Year and Spotlight Event
Sunday, September 11
(Sponsored by PathPAC)
Health care is in a state of rapid transformation. With the collection of the genome in 2003 and the advent of techniques such as RNA interference that can actually turn off the genes that promote disease and aging, medicine has transformed itself into an information technology.
Come and hear world-renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil speak about how medicine is now subject to the “law of accelerating returns,” meaning that these technologies will be a thousand times more powerful in 10 years than today and a million times more powerful in 20 years.
Described as “the restless genius” by the Wall Street Journal and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes, Ray offers thought-provoking theories about the transformation of medicine.
Among Ray’s many honors, he received the National Medal of Technology, the nation’s highest honor in this area, from President Bill Clinton. He has received 19 honorary doctorates and honors from three US presidents.
Attend the Spotlight Event and catch a glimpse into the future—a future in which computers will become more intelligent than humans and life as we now know it will change forever.