Zombie Machines Take Over Health Care

Jaan Sidorov | The Health Care Blog | July 9, 2013

Remember that chilling scene in the movie Terminator when a stone-faced Arnold Schwarzenegger chronicles how Skynet’s machines take over the world? There’s also the morbidly fascinating futuristic sci-fi book Robopocalypse that describes how self-aware computers attack their robot-dependent masters.

In both instances, humans disregard early evidence of silicon sentience until it’s too late.

As a service to humanity, this correspondent offers up a possible future scenario of health information technology running amok.

If any or all of these happen, we ignore it at our peril…….