In the next 10 or so years, your blood will probably be streaming with tiny nanorobots there to help keep you from getting sick or even transmit your thoughts to a wireless cloud. The future is closer than you may think.
Google's director of engineering, Ray Kurzweil, is an avid predictor of future events and claims to have a fairly high accuracy rate. He is one of the biggest proponents of the notion that nanobots will be streaming through our blood in the near future. The idea surrounding this prediction isn't that far off from modern technology.
Nanobots injected into your bloodstream
According to IFL Science, DNA robots are already being tested in the human body to seek out and destroy cancer cells. These programmed DNA strands have the capability of seeking out and catching cancer cells. If human trials go well, these tiny robots could be revolutionary to cancer research.
Cancer detection and eradication is one thing but tiny nanobots are big players in the future of medicine for other reasons. Researchers believe that nanobots could soon deliver drugs into humans with a high degree of accuracy, according to New Atlas. This would allow for micro dosages right where the patient needs preventing harmful side effects.
Scientists also believe that nanobots could be used to reduce plaque in veins, solve dietary issues, along with a whole slew of other medical uses. Extending beyond simple medicine, nanobots would allow humans to reach a greater state of connectivity.
Theoretically, nanobots could be used to constantly monitor our body for maladies and other symptoms, constantly transmitting this information to a cloud for close monitoring by medical staff. This cloud could be useful for a number of reasons and it would essentially turn the common cold or other sicknesses into easily stoppable problems.
The idea that nanobots could one day transmit our thoughts to the cloud is probably the most far-fetched of the ideas around the subject out there. This feat would require great strides in both neuroscience and nanorobotics. While it is certainly a possibility, this functionality is probably much further off.
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By all measures, researchers predict that within the next 10 years, having nanobots injected into your bloodstream will become a much more common practice in the medical world. If nanobot injection becomes an option, will you volunteer to take the first steps of becoming a cyborg?
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Written by Trevor English