Future Medical Technology

Futuristic woman holding 2 syringes filled with colored fluid

Future medical technology breakthroughs will build from the incredible progress made in nanotechnology, biotechnology, computers, the information learned from deciphering the human genome and other scientific and technical areas.

Here are some of the futuristic medical devices and technologies that exist, are in development or are predicted.


  •  Brain-computer interface
  •  Care giving robots
  •  Computer aided diagnosis
  •  Drug delivery devices
  •  Regenerative medicine, replacement organs
  •  Emotional/physical control devices
  •  Slowing or stopping aging
  •  Drug delivery devices
  •  Gene therapy/manipulation
  •  Home/self monitoring & diagnosis
  •  Minimally invasive procedures
  •  Molecular and genetic diagnostics
  •  Neural Stimulation
  •  Organ replacement / growing organs
  •  Personalized drugs
  •  Robotic surgery
  •  Bioengineered devices
  •  Virtual medicine
  •  Extended/eternal life
  •  Synthetic life
  •  Repairing/manipulating DNA
  •  Organ replacement / growing organs
  •  Designer babies / designer bodies
  •  Personalized drugs
  •  Gene therapy/manipulation
  •  Biostasis - Cryogenic sleep
  •  Human cloning
  •  Virtual/robot medicine
  •  Instant pain relief
  •  Biosensors - implanted or in clothing
  •  Bionic implants to allow for extreme strength
  •  Morphing of the human body
  •  Age reversal
  •  Creation of organisms
  •  Synthetic organs
  •  Enhanced senses
  •  Alteration of our bodies in superhuman ways
  •  Bionic limbs
  •  Use genes of other animals to implant in us
  •  Artificial immune system
  •  A capsule that can be swallowed which will cure all diseases


Living Longer

According to Google Public Data, a child born in the United States in 2008 can expect to live over 78 years. But some futurists believe that a child born today, might actually live forever.

Living Longer


Babies Growing Outside the Womb

Artificial wombs are mechanisms that are used to grow an embryo outside of the body of a female. Could this be the future of reproduction for humans? Scientists at Cornell University have grown mice embryos in man-made, bubble shaped wombs.

Artificial womb


Health Watch

The house call is back. Doctors can already gather your glucose from their gardens and check your liver from the links (though your butt may come after the putt). Remote medical monitoring will be commonplace in the future and it promises to benefit both physicians and patients by saving time and money.

Remote Medical Monitoring


Pandemic Research

Influenza viruses are classified as type A, B, or C based upon their protein composition. Type A viruses are found in many kinds of animals, including ducks, chickens, pigs, whales, and also in humans.

The type B virus widely circulates in humans. Type C has been found in humans, pigs, and dogs and causes mild respiratory infections, but does not spark epidemics. Type A influenza is the most frightening of the three. It is believed responsible for the global outbreaks of 1918, 1957 and 1968.

Can technology protect us from the flu?

Pandemic Research


Regenerative Medicine

Imagine a world where there is no donor organ shortage. Where victims of spinal cord injuries can walk, where weakened hearts are replaced. This is the long-term promise of regenerative medicine, a rapidly developing field with the potential to transform the treatment of human disease through the development of innovative new therapies that offer a faster, more complete recovery with significantly fewer side effects or risk of complications.

Regenerative Medicine


Nanotechnology and Medicine

Nanomedicine is promising great things, including great advancements in the treatment of cancer. Imagine swarms of nanobots swimming through your veins, repairing cells or attacking viruses. On second thought, get that image out of your mind, it's a bit creepy. Just close your eyes and wait for the healing to begin.





FFA Newsletter

A no-nonsense, no ads, weekly list of the best future technology articles worldwide.


Subscribe to the FutureForAll.org Newsletter