By 2019, 3D printing is expected to be a crucial tool in up to 35 per cent of surgeries.
In 2021, artificial intelligence (AI) is due to assist doctors in treating patients.
AI ‘chatbots’ are expected to outperform humans at some surgical procedures in 2030.
And in 2035, our senses will be able to be upgraded with implants that detect X-rays.
In the future, patients will still need specialists with expert knowledge but the difference is that advanced AI systems will assist healthcare practitioners by providing clinical and medical solutions; sometimes eliminating the need to see a doctor at all.