When the robot handles the scalpel.
Surgical operations in 2050 will be dominated by robots and quantum computers.
When precision, experience and knowledge from worldwide databases count, just as real-time analyses of biological processes and speed in the operating theatre, then surgical robots will get to work.
In 2050 - 50 years after the millennium - preventive examinations will no longer take place at the family doctor’s. Sensors and biochips integrated into clothing or toothbrushes will provide real-time data about complex information about the body. This way, a daily predicted state of health based on personal data, in combination with artificial intelligence, will provide much faster information about health, possible deficits or impending diseases. Highly networked software on quantum computers can thus predict the near future and enable early protection against diseases.
Should there, however, be need for an operation at a hospital in 2050, surgical robots will perform it. Doctors will monitor the operation from the clinic’s control centre or from remote locations. The recordings of the biochips and their sensors will provide valuable information about the course of the disease and developments over previous years.
This information as well as countless interlinked databases with all the world's medical knowledge – combined with personal patient data – will be available to the surgical robot before and during the operation. Short-term decisions can be made because quantum computers will evaluate the near future in scenarios almost simultaneously.
Copper enables complex control technology and data transport. And billions of built-in sensors and biochips that serve our health will also be based on special copper alloys that have been around for many decades.