It is envisaged that nanomedicine, beyond the amazing possibilities that may materialize over the next 10-30 years toward advanced diagnostic and therapeutic capacities, might have a far more extensive role than to supplant existing medical technologies and procedures. The larger picture might be manifest via the emergence of a momentous paradigm shift that will have the potential capacity to dramatically transform the entire medical domain, through what is referred to as “Global Health Care Equivalency” (GHCE), where any individual on the planet may have access to the same advanced and cost effective nanomedical diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, no matter where they happen to reside, or under what conditions they live.

The attainment of GHCE might serve to significantly reduce the perception of individuals in the developing world of being marginalized, at least in terms of health care, which may ultimately translate to conflict reduction. In the developed world, GHCE would serve to dramatically reduce health care expenditures across the board. Synergies between nanotechnology, nanomedicine, and AI may enable this vision on a global scale.

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