[ExI] non-physician heal thyself

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 30 12:50:00 UTC 2017

On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 4:18 PM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>

> Physicians are highly conservative and don't want to give up any territory
> to AIs, nurses, etc. and will hold on far too long.  I think they will be
> forced to on the AI question, as the AI is demonstrably better and sometime
> in the future every doctor's office will have one;, hooked to the web, of
> course.  .
> You don't fill out any charts.  You talk to the AI and tell it everything
> it wants to hear, and a preliminary diagnosis and treatment will be done
> before the doctor is seen.  No blasted paperwork that people lie on, don't
> have the reading level to understand, etc.
> And why not put one on every corner in town?  It can direct you to
> specialists, if needed, just a drug store if not, and so on.  Licensing
> will be a problem for the old fogies.
> Doctors, not surprisingly, are like everyone else:  highly variable.  I
> pity anyone who has had conditions like mine and just did what the doctor
> said and never questioned, never researched, never got second, third,
> fourth opinions.  One guy I know had to see 17 doctors before they found it
> was shingles.
You already hold the sum total of human knowledge in the palm of your
hand.  Soon that device will be shipping with the AI necessary for your
feeble human brain to actually find and consume the relevant parts of that
total knowledge.  The AI doctor will see you now.  It will have also seen
you in all the moments preceding now.  It will continue to see you in all
the moments after.  Your treatment will be voluntary, of course, but the
cost of non-compliance will likely be higher than you want to incur.  Since
the device is your menu, your waiter, and your wallet... you will be very
effectively "cared for" by the device.
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