If you ask Mark Cuban what the next big thing in technology is, you'll get an answer straight out of a science fiction film.
"I'm invested in a lot of companies related to sensors," Cuban said in Chicago at the iCONIC conference on Tuesday. Whether it's a digital tracker placed on buildings to monitor the surrounding area or a tattoo patch that can analyze chemical structures in the human skin, the future is all about health-care technologies. (Tweet this).
He noted that the innovative tech in the pharmaceutical sector is going to be a game changer for the health-care industry and humanity as a whole.
"I've got a 5-year-old son. By the time he's 25, the idea of going to a drugstore and buying over-the-counter medication will seem barbaric," Cuban said. "He's going to say, 'Dad, what do you mean? You bought this medicine and on this over-the-counter-medicine there was a warning that said you might be the one unlucky schmuck that dies from this. And you actually bought it and paid for it?' "