For starters, not only are you munching on kale (yes, you still are), but you’re eating foods genetically engineered to meet your specific nutritional requirements.

Your doctor’s office is a distant memory because you’ve kept your physician updated on your health by sending them your vitals wirelessly from your smartwatch.

And any medical issues down the road will be handled through AI “chatbots” that will scan a database to help you find the best health solution. Oh, and they’ll have a (mechanical) hand in your future surgeries too.

Sounds a little surreal, right?

Well, it’s all part of your health being managed more efficiently — and personally — than ever in the future. Incredible achievements in technology, science, and data collection are helping medicine shift toward prevention and customizing treatments to meet your exact needs.

Want to know what else is in store for you and your family’s future?

We’ve got you covered with a peek at five major ways your health will be impacted in the not-so-distant future.

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What it means

Get ready to set the table for about 2 billion more people by 2050, experts say. In order to feed an increasing number of hungry mouths and limit resource depletion, food scientists and biotech experts will come together to revolutionize our modern diet by maximizing food’s effect on our health.

How it will work

Leading experts predict that we will use genetic engineering to both sustain our growing population and modify and amp up everyday foods to increase their health value. “Functional foods” — those that offer additional positive health benefits aside from their basic nutrition — already exist naturally in our diet. Your routine bowl of oatmeal for breakfast? It already provides health benefits because it contains healthy soluble fiber that will lower your low-density lipoproteins (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol. But by 2050, your morning oats will pack more than just a fiber punch. That’s because supermarkets may have aisles with engineered food products tailored to specific populations, like men, women, or the elderly. Think about how much faster those grocery runs will be!

When it’s happening

The use of genetically modified foods (GMO) is still a hot topic, but experts say they may be necessary in order to meet the needs of a rapidly growing population while sustaining the environment. This transition will come with a higher price tag, but the rising costs will align with the suspected 14 percent increase in food and beverage ecommerce sales within the next four years.

Why it matters

No matter what else happens to us in the future — flying cars, vacations to Mars, an NSYNC reunion tour — we’ll still need food to survive. Progress in food, science, biology, and technology will come together to find a way to meet the needs of our growing world. Will one genetically engineered apple keep the doctor away in the future? We can only hope!

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What it means

Thanks to growth in the field of precision medicine and a nudge from big data, wearable devices are finding a new home in healthcare. Access to your personal health information in real time may just be your ticket to getting out of a trip to the doctor’s office in the future.

How it works

Wearable technology, like your Jawbone, may soon send biofeedback (information on your vital signs and physiological responses) automatically to your physician or other medical providers. Experts say this type of consistent health monitoring could have a serious impact on healthcare, including the prevention and management of chronic disease.

New medical wearable devices are designed to capture even more vital health information that can lead to disease prevention. “If you knew [your] heart rate and your body function and your respiration and your blood pressure and all the levels of all the things continuously through a patch or wearable, you would fundamentally know the earliest stages of disease,” David Benaron, Jawbone’s chief medical officer, said in a precision medicine panel at BIO International 2016 in San Francisco.

When it’s happening

Companies like Lief, Empatica, Spire, and NeuroSky all offer medical wearables that are already in development and being marketed. In addition to keeping an eye on your fitness levels, these devices can monitor specific areas of your body. Empatica’s Embrace smartwatch is designed to monitor individuals for seizures and send an alert out for medical attention.

Why it matters

Signs point to huge growth for the medical wearable industry. Data from a 2014 report found that the global market size for smart wearables would grow from $2 billion in 2014 to $41 billion by 2020. And according to data collected by eMarketer, remote monitoring, diagnostic apps, and medical condition management rank as the top three smartphone app assets with the greatest market potential.

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What it means

New technology and advancements in genetic engineering point to a world with more gene editing and fewer diseases and illnesses like cystic fibrosis and HIV. And genome editing in embryos or reproductive cells — like eggs and sperm — could potentially (and controversially) lead to the creation of “designer” babies in the future.

How it works

Gene editing is a complex process, but in general it’s a way to alter or modify the DNA within a cell. These modifications can change the traits of a cell or an organism.

Scientists have worked with gene editing on mice and other organisms for decades. But recent developments in technology are making it simpler, cheaper, and more efficient to modify genes in humans.

The CRISPR–Cas9 technique, which stands for “clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats,” has made headlines the past few years because of the accuracy and speed with which it can edit the human genome. It has allowed researchers to make exciting progress in a short time.

“The advantage of CRISPR [and other gene editing tools like Talens] is that it’s really simple to do and that you can also modify many genes simultaneously using this system,” says Dr. Zubin Master, associate professor at the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College. “When you can make things cheaper and faster, it can have a direct impact on its commercialization and wider use in medicine and other applications.”

Ethical concerns

While guidelines and policies surrounding gene modification vary from country to country, the first CRISPR trials in adult humans are currently underway.

What has drawn a bigger ethical concern is human germline gene editing: intentionally modifying genes we pass on to our children and future generations. This type of gene editing is already approved in a few countries, including China, which has already modified unviable human embryos.

Internationally, there has been a call for a moratorium on all testing until more is learned about the impact of germline gene editing. The National Institutes of Health says it won’t fund the use of gene-editing technologies in human embryos.

Why it matters

While the timeline may be a bit blurry, experts say that advances in gene editing may put parents in a unique situation when it comes to their children’s health.

“The idea of not passing along hereditary conditions that are horrible sounds like a really good thing,” says Dr. Lisa Campo-Engelstein, PhD, an associate professor at the Alden March Bioethics Institute. “But there’s also the concern that this will move from an option to a duty.”

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What it means

At a time where pretty much anything can be 3-D printed, it may come as no surprise that laboratories across the globe have successfully printed human body parts like an ear and a titanium rib cage.

Next up? Printing human organs and tissue.

The progress made in bioprinting organs is a critical step forward in a time where roughly 120,000 people in the U.S. are currently waiting on a life-saving organ transplant, according to the American Transplant Foundation.

How it works

Bioprinting is a complex process, and many laboratories have their own proprietary methods. Generally speaking, though, medical bioprinting is an extension of traditional 3-D printing (also known as additive manufacturing). Bioprinters work relatively the same way, but they deposit layers of biomaterial as opposed to plastic or another more standard material. This is done using “bio-ink,” which is generated from cells that will be used to create the final tissue.

When it’s happening

Dr. Anthony Atala, director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and his team have been able to grow human tissue and organs outside the body by hand and successfully transplant them into the patient in clinical trials.

Certainly in the next few years, we’ll start to see some of these [3-D] printed tissues get into patients,” says Atala, whose team is one of several research institutions leading the way with their advancements in bioprinting human tissue.

Atala says there’s a lot of work being done on organs like the lungs, kidneys, and heart, but they are some of the most complex to bioprint.

“Within 30 years, you’re going to see many more organs being used and many different strategies that will be used to repair and replace organs,” says Atala. “The goal over time is to have more and more of these organs in patients.”

Why it matters

According to statistics published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 22 people die every day waiting for an organ transplant. Bioprinting allows patients to receive an organ made with their own cells, increasing the chances for a successful transplant.

“With this technology, you’re taking the tissue from the patient and growing the cells outside the body. You’re then putting together the tissue or organ outside the body and then putting them back into the patient,” says Atala. “For these types of strategies, you’re using the patient’s own cells, so you eliminate the risk of rejection.”

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What it means

At a time where innovation is bringing the digital, technical, and biological worlds closer than ever, experts agree that artificial intelligence (AI) could be a perfect tool to revolutionize our healthcare system (if we let it).

How it works

In the future, we’ll see more and more AI-based products and services on the market. A recent report from data firm CB Insights listed more than 100 AI startups in healthcare that are using machine learning algorithms and predictive analysis to do things like reduce drug discovery times, provide virtual assistance to patients, and diagnose ailments by processing medical images.

Researchers at the University of California in Los Angeles created a “chatbot” that can operate as a virtual radiologist. The AI device is said to communicate with a patient’s physician and provide evidence-based answers to questions.

IBM Watson Health launched IBM Watson for Oncology, an AI program that helps analyze patient records and provide clinicians with evidence-based treatment options.

When it’s happening

We know that AI-based technology has already found its way into several medical fields, but in the future experts say it may be even more ingrained in our everyday lives.

Stanford University’s long-term project, One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100), is a look at how AI will find a way into our daily lives.

In their first report, “Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030,” panelists predicted several ways AI will be applied to our healthcare system, including “clinical decision support, patient monitoring and coaching, automated devices to assist in surgery or patient care, and management of healthcare systems.”

Why it matters

Would you let a robot study your medical records in an effort to find you the best treatment? What if they could assist in your future surgery? And would you want your insurance to cover it?

“AI-based applications could improve health outcomes and quality of life for millions of people in the coming years,” panelists wrote in their report. “But only if they gain the trust of doctors, nurses, and patients, and if policy, regulatory, and commercial obstacles are removed.”

We each have a personal decision to make when it comes to our comfort level with AI and data. While harnessing the power of AI for medical purposes isn’t without its risks, the reward may just be worth it.

In the not-too-distant future, we’ll have access to our most personal of health information — things that make each of us the unique bundles of atoms and particles that we are.

We’ll also have the technology to make changes to our health that could affect not only ourselves, but also those who come after us.

Parents will have more control over the outcome of their future pregnancies than ever before. Ethically charged as it may be, it’s hard not to wonder: Would you modify your child’s DNA if it could potentially save them from a deadly illness? What if you could ensure they had green eyes just like yours or were a little bit taller so they were bound to make the varsity basketball team? Would you opt into this future procedure if it were only available to those who could afford it?

Even those who choose not to have children will need to consider how sharing their personal health history could impact the well-being of future generations. Right now, only 44 percent of all U.S. internet users are confident that giving away more of their personal data to insurance-based companies (aka healthcare, home, and auto) will be beneficial to them and improve their own customer experience.

If you could send your private health data to a biobank to be used to help researchers find cures to deadly diseases, would you? It may depend on the uses, says Dr. Zubin Master, associate professor at the Alden March Bioethics Institute. “If someone is going to use your samples for research on heart disease or blindness, these are socially valuable and things most people want treated,” he says. “But what if I said, ‘Someone may share your biological samples and health information with a law enforcement agency or with an insurance agency or an employer’? This is where it gets gray.”

In many ways, the future is already here. Former President Barack Obama’s All of Us Research Program, led by the National Institutes of Health, will take precision medicine into clinical practice. By gathering detailed health information from individuals, the program hopes to “enable research for a wide range of diseases, both common and rare, as well as increase our understanding of healthy states.” The program is set to start actively recruiting 1 million or more volunteers to share their personal health information with the program this year.

Are you in?