Brookings blogger: Pokémon Go is here to stay, healthcare

Pokémon Go is a lot more than a game. It’s advance notice on what our world is coming to via technology, for better and for worse. And its ups and downs have important implications for healthcare.

That’s from the TechTank blog of the Brookings Institution.

On the bright side, we read, the game points to how 5G wireless networks and the Internet of Things will “enable the instant transfer of high quality imaging, letting patients receive quality care from specialists around the world and breaking down barriers built by cost and geography.”

Alas, all is not sunshine and Pikachu.

“It’s one thing when Pokémon Go freezes in the midst of catching another Weedle, but it’s another issue entirely when computers freeze or even lag in a world where robots perform surgery.”

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