In the end, it will all be artificial.  None of what I am about to say will matter. Prior, a fascinating ensemble of characters will play their part. In creating an automated you. It is almost certain that eventually almost all parts of the human will be artificial. Blood, organs, limbs and perhaps even your mind. Wouldn’t you want to carry the computing power of Einstein? But let me not put the proverbial cart before the horse. Let us talk about the interim period for the moment.

Over the next few decades, almost everything we do will get digitized. What we ate, how much we walked (you say you already are? Great!), how much you exercised, how much you slept. More importantly, how your body reacted to all of this will be digitized. Your oxygen level, sugar level, blood pressure, heart beat, the amount and type of acids that formed in your stomach when you ate that cookie. All of this will be recorded every second. All of this data will flow to a central system. Minute analysis will be carried out on the fly. Recommendations will be made. You really need to sleep an extra hour today Mr. Smith. The level of dead cells in your body are elevated and your brain needs to flush out the cells. Your own personal computing system (not your brain) will make the case. An alert will sound and the necessary chemicals to make you feel sleepy will trigger. Off you go. To sleep that is.

From what you eat, how much you exercise, how much you sleep to deciding what to oder for lunch. All of it will be driven by a personalised and automated engine. Your very own. She will take care of you. You might even decide to name her. She will be choosing dinner you see. Feel free to suggest names for me.


Ritesh is a born again health enthusiast and holds a Certificate in Physiology from Harvard Medical School and a Certificate in Nutrition from Tufts University.