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  • Let's see the top 10 science fiction movies featuring the future of medicine.

  • This is Bertalan Mesko and you are watching the channel of The Medical Futurist.

  • I'm a science fiction movie geek, to be honest. I think I've seen all the major and even the

  • minor movies from the 1920s. So I thought that I would share those 10 movies in science

  • fiction with you which I think give quite a good picture about what we can expect to

  • see in the next years, in the future of medicine. Let's start with The Fifth Element released

  • in 1997 by Luc Besson in which we can see 3D printing in action. In that movie, not

  • just organs or human tissues, but a whole human body was printed out by using the blueprint,

  • the DNA behind that. In the same year, another movie was released

  • called Gattaca that demonstrated the dark future of genomics with genetically "inferior"

  • people. It shows what happens if we do not prepare the society for the challenges genomics

  • will provide in the future. The third movie I have in mind is Eternal

  • Sunshine of the Spotless Mind released in 2004. What if we could erase parts from our

  • memories or add new ones? I'm pretty sure the makers of the movie did not have optogenetics

  • in mind as a method back then, but we are truly moving towards an era when these things

  • become possible. The 4th movie is Inception by Christopher

  • Nolan released in 2010 in which we can upload or download data from our minds, but the movie

  • is mostly about the implantation of another person's idea into someone else's subconscious

  • mind. The 5th movie is Prometheus. With the advancements

  • of robotic interventions in surgery, we can expect that we will be able to develop robots

  • that can perform operations themselves without even the human supervision

  • The 6th one is Robot & Frank released in 2012. In an aging society, it is going to be a more

  • and more important and challenging process to take care of the elderly population. This

  • movie focuses on a robot with artificial intelligence that can do this job in almost a human way.

  • Then here is Cloud Atlas by the Wachowski brothers. This unique film shows the use of

  • a real medical tricorder just like in Star Trek. A small device that can analyze, spot

  • and detect diseases as well as, obviously, cure them right there.

  • Then in 2013, a movie called Elysium was published and released. In a futuristic world where

  • there is no sickness mostly due to the multi-functional radiology machine that checks your body in

  • seconds, tells you what disease you have, or what percentage of your cells are cancerous,

  • and then it cures you immediately. Then there is a new movie released by Terry

  • Gilliam, The Zero Theorem in which the character played by Christopher Waltz is diagnosed with

  • several conditions by Dr. Shrink-ROM demonstrating telemedicine at its best and worst.

  • And the last one, but not least, Lucy released in 2014 by Luc Besson which depicts a woman

  • played by Scarlett Johansson who gains psychokinetic abilities from a synthetic drug called CPH4

  • being absorbed into her bloodstream leading to increased physical and mental capabilities

  • such as telepathy or mental time travel. In my new book, The Guide to the Future of

  • Medicine, after every chapter focusing on trends and technologies, I also share what

  • movies talk about these topics in details. I hope that you will share your favorite movies

  • in the comment section under this video or on the Facebook page of The Medical Futurist!

  • Thank you!

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