The November 22nd issue of Time magazine listed the top 50 inventions of 2010. Setting aside the iPad, I noticed how many of the inventions are health or health care related:
- NeoNurture Incubator
- First Synthetic Cell
- Lab-Grown Lungs
- Faster Growing Salmon
- eLegs Exoskeleton
- 3-D Bioprinter
- The Malaria-Proof Mosquito and The Mosquito Laser
Reading about these great devices and products reminded me how logical it is to maintain some exposure to the global health care sector when investing for the future. This sector includes more than just health care facilities and pharmaceutical companies. Emerging technologies and research and development firms play a role here too.
It’s hard to say for sure which inventions will be the next iPad but with the global population growing and the standard of living increasing in many places, it seems wise to acknowledge that we will all want a long and healthy life and will undoubtedly spend to get it.