This quote of Nick Mason (the Pink Floyd Drummer) on trends within the music industry got me thinking about some unthinkable things we’ll see materialise as a result of the rapid convergence of mobile and health in this decade.
Here’s a few I can think we’ll reflect on:
“10 years ago it was unthinkable that we would be as connected to our healthcare teams as we used to be connected to our friends on Facebook and everything done/said was automatically documented” Carer
“10 years ago it was unthinkable that we could move beyond criminalising Patients who misused opiates and moved the resources we wasted there into modern always connected substance abuse prevention/treatment services” Narcotics Officer
“10 years ago it was unthinkable that the mobile industry could do so much to drive safe sexual practice by simply ensuring that young impressionable adults only ever watched safe sexual practices” Sexual Health Nurse
Please feel encouraged to add any you can think of in the comments…
* * * UPDATE 12 March 2020 * * *
“10 years ago it was unthinkable that the government would use a website instead of trying to staff general info telephone lines to try and manage citizens concerns about a pandemic that was being reported on 24/7 across all the government’s mass media channels” Taxpayer