One of the reasons I am interested in investing, is that I feel the medical profession (like many others) is on it's last legs as we know it. Looking at the advances in other areas, how we treat certain diseases will no doubt be looked upon with the same disdain we know consider blood-letting and leaches. I went to a thought-provoking, exciting but terrifying lecture tonight by a man involved in robotic design, who regaled us with Moore's law, of doubling computer power every 2 years, and how we are at a crux of technological advances across many fields coming to a meeting point. And if progress at our stage doubles at this rate (which it is, and will), then we have little comprehension of what is coming. We have operations now that can be done better, faster and more reliably by robot. A robot cloud will capture, integrate and allow deep learning such that we will be made obsolete (if we aren't already). Check out IBM Watson: IBM Watson Health: Welcome to the New Era of Cognitive Healthcare . Can read 40 million journal articles on cancer in 15 seconds. Imagine when we (it) can then incorporate genetic information, drug information, design information and formulate solutions. I've thought that reading x-rays should be done by computer programs - apparently this is a cinch, and already exists. Histopathology. Decision making can be done by a multitude of patients telling their stories to a robot, whose knowledge persists forever in a cumulative fashion. And this is one tiny corner of our lives, that really is lagging behind many, many other industries. My mind was blown seeing what is ALREADY happening, let alone what is coming. I cannot see any other time in history where our compounding knowledge and it's sequelae has been poised to take off.