The gadgets and apps out there now aren't yet the norm, but we may all participate soon, tracking our health data and using it to fine-tune our lifestyles. "Not living a healthy life will be ridiculous, as this will become a common social habit," Dr. Mesko explains. "Competitions and gamification will make this more interesting for people."
The next Words with Friends will be a competition of whose blood sugar level was more stable that day, and the next Pokémon GO may involve catching broccoli and carrots.
Going to the doctor for physicals
If you're already getting your blood pressure, cholesterol, white blood cell count, and every other possible bioindicator measured many times a day by tiny medical devices that graph all your health data, would you really need to take the time off work to sit in a waiting room full of sick people, slap down a $25 copay, and hang out with a dude in a white coat for a scarce 10 minutes?