The Future of Biomedical Informatics and its Challenges

With the introduction of more and more of complex computers which
now use the same kind of logic that humans use, that is non linear
logic system, but one based on certain experiences in childhood and
growing all the time, where lies the future?

As the genetic code is cracked, and people are now trying to use gene
therapy to help the diseased, by replacing diseased tissue and organs with
other non-diseased, tissue typed tissues organs (hearts, kidneys, liver), and
some scientists are even offering to tissue type and genetic code derivation to
couples and individuals so that they can have offspring which would be of a
particular genetic code, thus hopefully avoiding the naturally occurring
genetic transfers from the parents – a controversial issue that is currently
preoccupying most people. Some say it is nothing but ‘Hitlerite’ style of
tinkering with nature, and that nature should have its way.

Is
it possible that computers will, and can acquire the same kind of fuzzy logic
that the human has? Some experiments have taken place, and it has been found
that yes, it is possible for the computers to acquire data, using a pool of
unrelated information (but controlled) lying around, and using it to deliver
certain results, which are astounding even the scientists and technologists.

One
of these examples is that of the talking robots, the walking robots, which have
neural ‘tab’ attached to their artificial limbs, and which sense impending
danger or closeness and accordingly the artificial brain of the computer takes
evasive action! These are yet in the rudimentary stage as far the scientists
go, but for the humans as a whole, It is indeed a giant stride. 

All
these have been fuelled by the coalescence or the coming together of biology,
the medical fraternity, and the computers, which together constitute Biomedical
Informatics.