Envisioning the future of health


"The future is already here, it's just not evenly distributed yet"
-- William Gibson

When Star Trek first aired on TV in 1966, the Russian and American space programmes were less than 10 years old. The imaginative sequences and narratives of this series and other space-themed science fiction shaped the minds of many who later became pioneers in developing the space programmes we have today. This power of storytelling is explored in great depth in Yuval Noah Harari's widely read book Sapiens.

As technology such as Artificial Intelligence, robotics, blockchain, and smart devices permeate every aspect of current healthcare systems, storytelling has an opportunity to again spark the imagination of many to achieve a new vision of better health systems and outcomes.

As an author, Tony writes both fiction and non-fiction to envision this future. In both areas, he enjoys exploring and developing engaging narratives to describe how people will be affected by disruptive shifts in technology.

The love of storytelling started early for Tony – he collected comic books, watched “the making of…” videos over and over again for numerous TV shows and movies, and loved to read books. He was also fortunate to work with incredibly talented producers, directors, and colleagues in building an Emmy-Award winning online health video network in the US. Through writing, he developed his unique style for storytelling, and he enjoys sharing this point of view to both entertain and education his readers.

Fiction: Exploring the Science of the Mind

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As featured by the BBC, Comatose is a globe-trotting thriller that explores the science of the mind.   The book also explores the future of healthcare through both an AI character and hospital infused with digital health tools for the leading global authority on comas. 

Tony has shared this novel with inspiring people such as José Ramos Horta and Alicia Silverstone.   Comatose continues to receive positive affirmations from readers all over the world as they become introduced to (fictionally) why we dream.

Comatose is the first book in a trilogy, called The Lucid Dreaming Chronicles.  The second book is currently in development.

Healthcare: A Vision for Asia Pacific in 2050

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A thought experiment white paper blending Tony's storytelling expertise with his healthcare experience

What does the future hold for healthcare systems after the COVID-19 pandemic?

The adoption of digital health that we’ve seen in the last few months is inspiring. The positive impact on people’s lives gives us hope that we can eventually learn from the challenges we are facing today to shift from sick care to personalised healthcare and dynamic prevention.

Through the support of FutureProofing Healthcare and Roche, Tony authored a white paper that envisions an optimistic view of APAC health in 2050.  In this future, the world has overcome the current pandemic and is now focused on longevity, data driven decisions, and better health outcomes.


The Lab Insights team - a division of Roche Diagnostics - asked me to craft a vision for the role
On 28 May, the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham) hosted me for an online seminar.    Many thanks
On 22 May 2020, Frontiers Health, one of the premier global events on digital health innovation, gathered more than 20,000
In May, CXA Group - Asia's award winning health and wellness platform using its SaaS business to enable better health
The full article is posted on Medium here: ---------------------------- Why Peak Viral Load makes temperature screening alone insufficient for COVID-19 And
An enjoyable event at my first writers festival in Nov 2019.   Singapore Writers Festival is "One of Asia's premier literary
On 12 Sep 2019, Melissa Chan and I hosted a world first collaborative book & music event. Through music curated
On 11 Sep 2019, Brainmates, Bridge+, and Crayon co-sponsored a programme based on my fiction novel Comatose. As both the
Thanks to Ben Cameron and Cameron Publicity and Marketing for the 7 day blog tour including fantastic comments from reviewers
Earlier this summer I had the opportunity to speak with Tjasa Zajc who I originally met at JP Morgan in
During my recent trip to London, I sat down with Chris Berrow for his regular programme on BBC Northampton to
During my recent trip to London, I sat down with Sasha Twining as she hosted her regular segment on Business
I just completed an exciting promotional trip to London for Comatose. Thanks to my wonderful publicist Ben Cameron and his
As the entrepreneurial and corporate innovation scene evolves in Singapore and Southeast Asia, one constant is e27 including their premier
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Thanks to Dan Kendall from Digital Health Today for giving me the opportunity to share my views on the Asia
Recently, the Healthware editorial team covered my press release on how I wrote about the Hospital of the Future in
HealthTech prominently featured in Comatose, a globe-trotting fiction novel crafted on lucid dreams from Tony Estrella and published by Cranthorpe Millner
Global HealthTech Expert Tony Estrella is Releasing his Debut Fiction Novel, Comatose, with Cranthorpe Millner Publishers London, UK, 19th February 2019  Tony Estrella