If there's one thing I learned from seeing all the great mobile technology being developed at TEDMED, it's that these mobile health applications can not only empower doctors, but patients too. It can help people like me have a better understanding of my own health.
Freud knew we could not fully understand the biology of the brain, and consequently, his approach was more art than science. Now, science is getting closer to creating the holistic puzzle to help scientist solve pervasive challenges for brain health.
There is a need for a new way of working, one that is designed for the end-user, the worker, the human. It is not just about adding wellness programs to unhealthy work -- it is about designing work so that it is itself healthy.
Never in human history have we been in contact with so many people and connected with so few.
The ability to bring this power into our control without allowing it to control us is the new make-or-break skill for a life of happiness in the third millennium.
While the power of technology will and should continue to evolve and drive health care forward, technology like avatars, diagnostic supercomputers and automated service must not be considered a replacement for human interaction.