Why the future of health? Technology is the ultimate democratizing force in society. Over time, technology raises lowest common denominators by reducing costs and connecting people across the world. Medical technology is no exception to this trend: previously siloed repositories of information and expensive diagnostic methods are rapidly finding a global reach and enabling both patients and practitioners to make better use of information. This visualization is an exercise in speculating about which individual technologies are likely to affect the scenario of health in the coming decades. Arranged in six broad areas, the forecast covers a multitude of research and developments that are likely to disrupt the future of healthcare. Sources and references. [List of startups already working on these technologies.](http://medcitynews.com/2012/09/9-startups-that-should-be-on-the-map-of-the-future-of-health-technology-infographic/) Featured: [Fast Co.Exist](http://www.fastcoexist.com/1680532/mapping-the-next-three-decades-of-health-technology) [O'Reilly](http://strata.oreilly.com/2012/09/visualization-of-the-week-forecasting-disruptions-in-health-care.html)
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