ruminations about architecture and design

Monday, June 30, 2014

the final disposition

Healthcare architecture will never achieve a state of terminal design. Improvements and modifications will always be required and occur at 10 year intervals--with radical interventions most likely every 30 years. I'm sure that there some nihilists who envision completely automated and robotic care delivery for complex cases. Scenarios would unfold where an injured human is transported by drone into the gentle arms of machinery that performs miracles. Family members will be able to watch the proceedings from a smartphone app.

This will not happen in my lifetime. I expect periodic and unplanned visits to places similar to what is shown in the picture above. Endless corridors, drab waiting rooms, mysterious looking equipment, and a lot of people dedicated to a war against death and decay.

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