The cost of expensive innovations decreases with technological development

Tariq El-Gamal, president of Assiut University, said the future is no longer near, but it has reached us and under our feet, emphasizing the importance of technological development and the role of its rapid movement to reduce the cost of innovations that were expensive with their first appearance, after turning scarcity into abundance thanks to the introduction of the wheel of scientific progress. , warns against the delay in keeping pace with the global scientific revolution, which is one of the direct reasons for the emergence of a gap with the world and the surrounding society and widens with time until it predates the isolation of individuals and peoples lead over time.

This came during his participation in the scientific program of the tenth annual conference of the Association of Integrative Medicine and Sleep Disorders, held at Badr University, entitled “Conselto”, in the presence of Dr. Sphinx in New Assiut, Dr. Maha Ghanem, Vice President of Assiut University for Community Service and Environmental Development, Dr Alaa Attia, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Assiut University Hospitals, Dr Suzan Salama, Professor of Breast Disease and Conference Chair, Dr. Asmaa Abdel Nasser, Dean of the Institute of Molecular Biology Studies and Research, and Dr Dina Mamdouh, Dean of the Faculty of Sugar Technology and Industry, Dr Amani Omar, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Ing. Yasser Abdullah, President of the Nasser City Authority, West Assiut, and dr. Madiha Darwish, Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, among a group of participants from the academic, administrative and medical leaders of the universities of Assiut, Badr and Sphinx, along with a crowd of university hospitals and hospitals of the Ministry of Health and Insurance healthy.

During his lecture, which came under the title “The Future is Here”, the President of Assiut University gave examples of this, such as the Kodak International Company, which was one of the largest international companies and in 1975 a project dedicated to him submitted, rejected. by one of the company’s specialists to create electronic images within the company’s activity, which is what This reflects the company’s inability to develop and progress, which led to him declaring his bankruptcy in 2012, unlike Instagram , which is based on the use of electronic images until it reaches one billion users, and its financial value exceeds $ 100 billion, and adds that scientific progress testifies to 3 consecutive stages starting with development and then adaptation, which follows Or keep up with that progress or isolate and disappear in case of failure to adapt.

Dr. Tarek El-Gammal explained that the success rate depends on walking and taking the first steps of the road with a distance, that distance is doubled in each subsequent step, not just to walk the same distance, and note that the invention of the telescope took 300 years, but has seen many unprecedented inventions over the past 30 years. Like the internet, Wi-Fi networks, screens, smartphones, and the transistor that first appeared was 5 cm big, but now, after years, its size has reached 10 nanometers, which is the size of an atom and is equal to 10 millionths of a milliliter, which is the fruit of scientific development and the low cost it includes. This is what we see in smartphones whose price drops with each launch of a new device with newer specifications, announcing its expectation that the price of the I Phone will reach less than $ 5.

The president of Assiut University said that the world is now in the stage of fourth generation technology and is on the outskirts of the fifth generation, and explained that the world is now accustomed to the presence of self-driving cars that are not a driver, flying taxis and drone cameras, which came about as a result of the use of artificial intelligence, and we can see over the years Next few the possibility of connecting the human brain to the computer.

Dr Tarek El-Gammal also spoke about the tremendous development that the medical sector is witnessing as a result of global technological advances, whether in the field of development of medical devices and equipment or in scientific studies and applications, which e.g. which was done in 2007 to reach the first genetic map of humans, which showed that it includes between 20 to 25 thousand genes for each human, which showed that all individuals are similar in all their genetic maps, and the difference is limited to only 1%, which is the field currently witnessing a giant revolution in the use of genes in the treatment of patients, 7 of which drugs are currently approved by the Food and Drug Authority FDA. The drugs used in the treatment of a number of serious diseases, and their price varies between 400 thousand to 2 million dollars, but with the scientific development, the price and cost of these drugs will decrease and enter the stage of distribution, which the prescriptions of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi prize in providing no therapy injections used in the treatment of hereditary muscle atrophy, which It amounts to $ 3 million per child, as scientists begin to study human genes In 2018, a young Chinese doctor named He Jiankui succeeded in producing genetic intervention to become the first genetically modified twin. To fight HIV / AIDS, the two girls, Nana and Lulu, by modifying the twins’ DNA and giving them distinctive traits such as intelligence and increasing the ability to achieve.This is the technological advances that many medical departments are also witnessing, such as e.g. as distance surgery using the robot and the tremendous development in The fields of radiology and analysis, which gives doctors a responsibility to keep up with technological and digital development.

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