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Upgrading or Moderating: Two Evolving Views of Healthcare

As I reflect on what I learnt in 2016, I see two somewhat conflicting world-views of health: upgrading and moderating.

One promotes upgrading the human body much like software. In this case, our biological processes can be considered as algorithms that can be improved upon. The other view calls for moderating our dependence on medicine by influencing elements surrounding health, such as food and environment.

Let’s consider both views.