Winter 2022 Update
What influenced our latest rating?
It’s been a year since the predictions in Joe Public 2030 were baked, and for this one, things are looking a little better than our summer update. The shift of care away from hospitals and into the consumer’s home, phone or place of work continues apace. And consumers are finding more and more utility from wearables. Yet, a lot of the technology we cited as foundational to the future of The Copernican Consumer has been somewhat two steps forward, one step back. Take AI, which saw nearly $3B in start-up funding in first half of 2022, after $10B in 2021, but breakthroughs in healthcare have been slow. (And yet, the new ChatGPT is making a splash.) And who knows when blockchain will recover given the downfall of NFTs and the cryptocurrency meltdown this year.
- Health systems eye real estate moves in post-pandemic world – Axios – November 2022
- UnitedHealth to acquire home health provider LHC Group in $5B deal – Fierce Healthcare – March 2022
- The Crypto Industry Struggles For A Way Forward – New York Times – December 2022