Happened to meet a reputed orthopedist who is also a faculty in the medical school here in KL. He was very forthright in admitting that technology is rendering most of his teaching activities redundant. With medical students having free access to lessons on the most complex medical subjects available on YouTube, and answers at their finger-tips to the most challenging questions asked of interns by their professors during hospital rounds, according to this orthopedist, has made a huge difference. He confessed that even his own daughter preferred to look up lessons on YouTube rather than being lectured to by her own experienced father. What to speak of AI in diagnostics and prescription, he remarked with a bit of hope and exasperation.
Healthcare, it certainly appears, is one field that will have the biggest impact on account of emerging technology.