The year is 2052. A combination of your genes, lifestyle and gut bacteria is examined by an all‑knowing AI to predict your health risks and guide you to adopting optimal behaviors. The promise: to prevent illness and increase your chances of living a long and healthy life.
With that text, visitors are welcomed to The Centre for Preventive Care. The center consists of three stations, and actors in lab coats play the role of staff.
First, the visitors are asked to leave their samples for examination. The sampling consists of a genetic sample, a digital sample, and a micro-bacterial sample.
Visitors are instructed to swab the inside of their cheek, to place their phone on a reader, and to swallow a microsensor.
At each step, the interactive table shows in real time what kind of information is being uploaded and what diseases it is scanning for. In the case of the phone, it tells you, for example, that it will be looking through your social media accounts, your purchasing history, your conversations or your whereabouts.
Next, visitors get to meet the Oracle, an AI who, based on all submitted data, gives a personalized health prediction. She reveals someone’s biggest health risk and gives urgent advice on how to change their lives to defeat this prophecy.
The Oracle warns people about conditions such as chronic loneliness, depression, and cognitive decline. She also highlights problematic personal traits and lifestyles, cautioning someone for their excessive risk-taking behavior or their exposure to environmental pollutants. Depending on each person’s biggest health risk, she encourages actions such as taming their sweet tooth, prioritizing social contacts, practicing safer habits in traffic, or moving to a less polluted area.
Visitors listen to the Oracle via headphones and receive a prescription for a behavior-altering medicine.
The prescription is then picked up directly at the last station, which serves as a pharmacy.
There are four different pills: Saccharophobia, which triggers a strong aversion towards sugary foods and drinks; Caution, which heightens one’s sense of alertness to danger; Friendshipability, which improves one’s capacity to interact and connect with others; and Biophilia, which intensifies one’s attraction to nature.
Visitors receive their pill in a small medicine bag with the instruction to take it within 24 hours, or it will be reported to the region of Stockholm
After the healthcare visit is done, we invite people to reflect on their experience and engage in a dialogue with us and fellow visitors.
The dialogue is prompted by a poster with 4 questions in which visitors are asked to point out where they stand on given topics.
Read about the feedback and reactions from visitors in The Dialogue section or go directly to Join the Conversation to answer the questions yourself.