It’s an interesting question isn’t it. It’s something I have been pondering since reading a recent article in the Telegraph about how Microsoft will ‘solve’ Cancer. It’s a fascinating thought and, if they are able to do that with Cancer then surely this opens endless possibilities for other ailments.
Imagine if Microsoft could ‘solve’ a list of diseases which cause a premature death. The amount of heartache this would save is phenomenal. If they can ‘solve’ Cancer surely there would then be nothing stopping them finding a fix for the common cold. The scientist or team of scientists involved would surely become extremely rich, more famous than any politician, pop star or movie star that has ever existed before them. They’d become almost God like wouldn’t they?
I may be cynical and, I am not inclined to snatch anyones hopes away from them. There are many who believe there is already a cure for cancer. Surely if theres a cure then why isn’t it known to us? The theory is that the cure has been found but nobody will bring it to the market as they would lose out on the Millions of pounds they currently earn from selling existing treatments. Lets face it, pharmaceutical companies are businesses too and they have to make a profit.
Take the common cold, imagine if Microsoft could ‘solve’ that. There would be a lot of space created on the shelves of our pharmacies and supermarkets etc that are currently laden with all sorts of pills and potions aimed at easing our discomfort.
I have difficulty in believing the conspiracy theorists , perhaps because I have more faith in human nature. If there was a way to end the suffering of cancer and bereavement then surely we would want to share it, wouldn’t we?
About the author: Mark is the founder of LGBT Cancer Support a charity he set up after losing his husband to cancer.