New machine could one day replace anesthesiologists

There is a lot going on here, beyond the technology. I don't know entirely what to think about this, but it is certainly an interesting development I had not known about before.

But that comfort might be short-lived. More advanced machines are in the works. Researchers at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, are testing a device that can fully automate anesthesia for complicated brain and heart surgeries, even in children. Hospital administrators imagine the day when Sedasys or another device is used throughout their facilities for sedation.