Tiny robots unlocking human physical potential
"... recently featured in the science journal Nature. These microscopic robots are made out of DNA...
The Columbia University DNA ‘Spiderbot’ is 10,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair, and can even identify diseases within human cells and destroy them." >>> quote taken from trendhunter.com
Here's a short bullet list of the roles these little marvels can be expected to perform in the human body:
- Breaking up blood clots
- Helping the body clot
- Fighting Cancer
- Removing parasites
- Aid in breaking up crystalline structures like Gout and kidney stones
- Cleaning wounds
Along with their primary purposes, these machines are also designed with different specs, equipped with navigation technology (to guide it out of your system) and a few propulsion methods - they could be self propelled using artificial intelligence, or 'driven' by a remote external source, controlled by a qualified doctor/technician/pilot.
This then is an innovative, complicated (in design and conception, and for now, by all accounts, implementation), expensive and in some ways scary solution (or alternative) to a widespread self-made messy problem/s.
We're still early in the development of these things, so it'll be a while before they're fully in the public domain, but it does provide some necessary food for thought and debate.
This piece may have an undercurrent of negativism, due mainly to humanities' exploitation of innovations, but there is a very legitimate and positive vision behind Nanobots, in a bid to cure Cancer and combat all sorts of illnesses, but as always I'm biased to natural products and methods,I'm even partial to stem cell research - using our own cells to target affected areas.
Perhaps Nanobots is a topic best left for the next generation, or when I'm much older, and the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks...
Some interesting links to browse through:
10 ways technology could destroy the world
10 reasons why Tesla is a scientific god
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