What will they think of next??? If I knew I probably wouldn’t be sitting at my computer blogging about it, well I might, but I would be surrounded by piles of money. I am not a very futuristic thinker, I am the type of person who almost had a heart attack when my mom told me she was thinking of moving our Christmas tree to a different room one year… I don’t do change. So thinking about where social media will go next and how it will evolve is hard and a little terrifying. Experts have already thought of so much; everyone can be a photographer and moviemaker now, you can connect with someone across the world in seconds, you can follow cats on twitter, you can get news updates as they happen, and so SO much more.
The future of social media is going to have a huge impact on our culture and how companies do business. This prospect is both exciting and overwhelming. I’ll ask the question again WHAT NEXT? As I thought about this futuristic question I started to wonder what that would mean to me as a health professional. As someone who is passionate about health and fitness I started thinking more about holograms and how they can be utilized to help people maintain their health at home. Whether that is acting as a personal trainer, dietician, health counselor or just someone who virtually checks in on someone’s health progress, the possibilities are endless. You may never have to leave your house to go a group fitness class again, you could do it from the comfort of your own living room… just think about that for a minute.
I believe holograms, like the 3D printer sensation are going to change the way health companies do business. I haven’t decided if I believe that taking the human element out of health practices is fiscally or morally responsible, but I will say I think this could be a thrilling and innovative approach to health care. We will all just have to stay tuned to find out what ‘they’ will think of next.