Do you think we'll ever see the types of major advances in medical technology that are depicted in science fiction movies? Right now, the buzz around Star Trek is quite strong. When I went to see the movie, people from a local fan club were displaying some movie props. It was fun to play with some of the medical tricorders. If you don't know what a tricorder is, you may want to look at this post: Star Trek and Medical Computers
Who's going to develop the first medical tricorder? I'm willing to bet that it will be someone at MIT.