Pandemics, remote work services and AI have changed the common appearance of the medicine. If you feel sick, there is no need to visit health clinics with their numerous cabinets, labs and crowds of other sick people (inter-hospital spread of infections was one of the greatest dangers in previous years). Now you can get basic medical treatment without physical contact to other people: a medical booth approximately the size of a phone booth can help you.
Instead of running to a hospital with your problem, just find the nearest medbooth, or medical booth, on a city map in a special app and go inside. The medbooth can do the initial examination, take various tests, do X-rays and MRIs, and make a primary diagnosis. Then, the booth will connect you with human medical experts via videoconference to help clarify your diagnosis and prescribe the proper treatment. If necessary, a robo-surgeon can perform a simple medical operation (like putting a cast on a fracture or sealing a tooth) right in the medbooth under the remote doctor’s supervision.
However, neo-luddites oppose the spread of medical booths and break them. They believe medbooths are used to catch citizens infected with potentially dangerous viruses, like COVID. If a test for such an infection turns out positive, the medical booth does not let the visitor out until a special sanitary transport comes to take the infected person to the quarantine zone. Besides, medical booths are very attractive to hackers. Since the data from the booth is sent via the Internet to labs and clinics, the medbooth becomes a handy entry point for cyberattacks on medical organizations.