Amazon and Apple will be our doctors in the future, says tech guru Peter Diamandis

In his upcoming book, The Future Is Faster Than You Think, which will hit bookshelves in late January 2020Diamandis makes the case for why he believes big tech companies are going to be running healthcare by 2030.

“Healthcare is the biggest business in the world, and it is phenomenally broken,” says Peter Diamandis, cofounder of the X-Prize, Singularity University, and Health Longevity Inc. “So, do I think Apple and Google and Amazon can do a better job? A thousandfold.”

Read the article for the rationale behind this bold statement.

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Doubtful. First, I don’t think healthcare is “broken”. There are issues which need to be fixed, but most people (who have insurance) get good care most of the time.

Second, just because an organization has creative programmers doesn’t mean it has any real insight into people’s health, one of the most human of all needs and wants. Just look at Googles record of privacy. Fundamentally these companies often see us as data sets to be mined, not as people.

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