Ten years ago, the Russian futurologist Leo Nefiodov predicted that the health industry would take over from information technology as a motor for growth. At the time, in a world that was inebriated by the boom in information technologies, this prognosis met with little positive response. But people started listening more to Nefiodov when the “New Economy” bubble burst. This big promise, in which there were to be no more cycles and crises, just unhindered growth, suddenly looked like care accommodation for paid patients. After the hangover, new promises are needed for the many who are again wandering through the darkness of the cities.
23 September 2005