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Dr. Bertalan Meskó, PhD is The Medical Futurist and the Director of The Medical Futurist Institute analyzing how science fiction technologies can become a reality in medicine and healthcare. As a geek physician with a PhD in genomics, he is also an Amazon Top 100 author. He is also a Private Professor at Semmelweis Medical School, Budapest, Hungary.
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Recursion
A Novel
by Blake Crouch (Mar 10, 2020)
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Reality is broken.At first, it looks like a disease. An epidemic that spreads through no known means, driving its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived. But the force that's sweeping the world is no pathogen. It's just the first shock wave, unleashed by a stunning discovery--and what's in jeopardy is not our minds but the very fabric...
Berci Meskó
Jun 26, 2020
If you look for a good #scifi that blows your mind by involving you in an emotional path from various lives to death, Recursion from @blakecrouch1 is your book. But don't mind if the science behind the idea is not rock-solid. I can't say more without spoiling it. Read it!     source
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The Half-Life of Facts
Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date
by Samuel Arbesman (Aug 26, 2013)
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New insights from the science of science Facts change all the time. Smoking has gone from doctor recommended to deadly. We used to think the Earth was the center of the universe and that the brontosaurus was a real dinosaur. In short, what we know about the world is constantly changing. Samuel Arbesman shows us how knowledge in most fields evolves ...
Berci Meskó
Jan 10, 2020
Every book that helps understand better how old paradigms are replaced by new ones is a huge addition to our research on #digitalhealth. That's why I liked The Half-Life of Facts. It describes how facts and knowledge change over time. A must-read in the age of fake news!     source
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Game Changer
AlphaZero's Groundbreaking Chess Strategies and the Promise of AI
by Matthew Sadler (Feb 15, 2019)
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It took AlphaZero only a few hours of self-learning to become the chess player that shocked the world. The artificial intelligence system, created by DeepMind, had been fed nothing but the rules of the Royal Game when it beat the world’s strongest chess engine in a prolonged match. The selection of ten games published in December 2017 created a wor...
Berci Meskó
Dec 13, 2019
Game Changer is simply the best book I've read this year. It's not only about one of the most exciting stories ever (how #AlphaGo and AlphaGo Zero were developed to beat the best players in chess and go), but it's also a detective story for #chess players -a cognitive orgasm!     source
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2001
a Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey Series)
by Arthur C. Clarke (Sep 01, 2000)
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On the Moon, an enigma is uncovered.So great are the implications of this discovery that for the first time men are sent out deep into our solar system.But long before their destination is reached, things begin to go horribly, inexplicably wrong...One of the greatest-selling science fiction novels of our time, this classic book will grip you to the...
Berci Meskó
Nov 06, 2018
Preparing for my opening keynote, Science Fiction in Healthcare, at #futurelink18 this morning. Please get your tweets ready and challenge me about what the best sci-fi movie or book is. Ever. My vote is for 2001: A Space Odyssey. #digitalhealth     source
The Forever War
by Joe Haldeman (Feb 17, 2009)
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Series Info:This is the first part of the "Forever War" series, however it can be read as a standalone.Book Description:The Earth's leaders have drawn a line in the interstellar sanddespite the fact that the fierce alien enemy that they would oppose is inscrutable, unconquerable, and very far away. A reluctant conscript drafted into an elite Milita...
Berci Meskó
Jul 23, 2018
Even William Gibson said it might be one of the best science fiction war novels ever. The far future of humanity, biology and warfare. Check out The Forever War and dive into the far future of human life while keeping the focus on long-term military tactics. #book     source
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Autonomous
A Novel
by Annalee Newitz (Sep 04, 2018)
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When anything can be owned, how can we be freeEarth, 2144. Jack is an anti-patent scientist turned drug pirate, traversing the world in a submarine as a pharmaceutical Robin Hood, fabricating cheap scrips for poor people who cant otherwise afford them. But her latest drug hack has left a trail of lethal overdoses as people become addicted to their ...
Berci Meskó
Mar 02, 2018
From time to time, I come across an amazing science fiction book that depicts ethical issues and potential dangers we might face in the future so well that it's just worth the time. Autonomous by Annalee Newitz is just like that. #book #reading #read #sciencefiction #scifi     source
The Guide to the Future of Medicine
Technology AND The Human Touch
by Bertalan Meskó (Aug 24, 2014)
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A few short years ago, it would have been hard to imagine that exoskeletons could enable paralyzed people to walk again; that billions of people would rely on social media for information; and that the supercomputer Watson would be a key player in medical decision-making. Perhaps more than in any other field, technology has transformed medicine and...
Berci Meskó
May 27, 2015
A book about the future of medicine, healthcare, robotics, sensors and many more! #hcsm     source