How Digital Health Technologies Would Have Changed Game Of Thrones? – The Medical Futurist

How Digital Health Technologies Would Have Changed Game Of Thrones? – The Medical Futurist


After Game of Thrones’ infamous coffee gate,
I asked myself the question of what other real-life objects could find their way to
Westeros and shape its story. Especially, how would digital health shake
up the song of ice and fire? In the very first episode, Bran gets tossed
out of the window by Jamie, and he gets paralyzed. For the rest of the series he has to live
in a wheelchair and has to be carried by Hodor, who gets killed in the process. But with digital health, he could’ve gotten
an exoskeleton, and hell… he could’ve held the door all by himself and fight the
Night King. At the end of episode 3 in season 3, Jamie
gets into a bit of trouble. He loses his hand, the one that made him the
best Westerosi swordsman, and for the rest of the series he has to live handicapped,
with an iron hand, losing the title of the “Young Lion” forever. If the digital health revolution would’ve
reached King’s Landing by then, Jame could’ve gotten a prostethic bionic hand and he could’ve
stayed the dreaded young lion. In case food scanners would’ve reached Westeros
by the time of Joffrey’s rule, he could’ve terrorized King’s Landing for many more
years. On the purple wedding, he could’ve just
tested the food for poison and uncover the whole coup before too late. Lady Olenna would’ve lost the Game of Thrones
much earlier. With hemostatic tools at the Night’s Watch
accessories, even Jon could’ve been saved after he got brutally stabbed in season five. With inventions like xstat and vetigel his
otherwise fatal wounds could’ve been sealed instantly and he wouldn’t have bled out
on the snow. But I have to admit, after all that, the medical
community in our world still envies what Melissandre could do. We have a digital health revolution, but we
still lack expert red priests and priestesses. That would be something…

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