How your digital twin will increase your health

Nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and other technologies will improve your health

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Billions of nanobots are flowing around in your body and are collecting an enormous amount of data, every moment. The sheer amount of data from our bodies is the perfect field for artificial intelligence and their hunger to learn from this data and foresee new connections. Your entire body is thus digitally replicated. Let's call your digital twin Avery. 

With all these data, from all humans on this planet, Avery will know if you are healthy or sick. With constantly analysing yours and others data, Avery will also see if you are developing a cold or a more severe disease such as cancer. Receiving a message of becoming cancer does not cause a panic attack anymore because Avery knows for most of the identified diseases how to fight and react. Avery will update the nanobots and send them to the right place to fix or fight the disease in an early stage. 

Controlling epidemics or pandemics will be handled by Avery as well. As soon as Avery detects a new disease and since it is a connected system, it will warn people who were in contact, so they can go into self-isolation. Also, Avery starts to analyse the new pathogen together with health scientists to find a way to fight it.

Avery will show your health status, suggests exercises or a new meal plan to keep you healthy. You can define your targets, and Avery will act as your coach. Avery will protect you against known and new diseases and keep you healthy, even in old age. 


Such a future scenario has a lot of implications and details to understand. 

What do you think? 

What else will change? 

What are the positive and negative implications?

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Nanotechnology is the science, engineering and technology which focuses on the atomic scale, which is about 1 to 100 nanometers (10^−9 m). Nanotechnology thus is the study and research of tiny things and could be applied across other science fields such as chemistry, biology, physics, material science, engineering and robotics.

Artificial Intelligence does not have a clear definition of what it is and not. One Attempt for a description of AI is autonomy and adaptivity. We are distinguishing today between general vs narrow AI. Narrow AI refers to AI that handles one task where general AI or Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) points to a machine that can handle any intellectual task.