The ultimate benefit in the quest to unlock the power of nanotechnology is the development of replicators which will produce practically any physical object, from guns to a bowl of vegetable soup.
Called molecular manufacturing, the components of nearly anything will be made from molecular building blocks of atoms and molecules.
“Just like with magnets, a positively charged atom will stick to a negatively charged atom. As millions of these atoms are pieced together by nanomachines, a specific product will begin to take shape. The goal of molecular manufacturing is to manipulate atoms individually and place them in a pattern to produce a desired structure.”
There’s some amazing things coming down the healthcare pipeline and Daniel Kraft (@daniel_kraft) knows a “little” about all of them. We asked him to take us on a rollercoaster-journey through them.
Take for example regenerative medicine, which is starting to experience tremendous growth with the blossoming use of stem cells to help the body heal and replace damaged tissue. Or personalized medicine that allow for far more precise dosage and effectiveness for individuals, not masses. Kraft will touch upon some impressive developments that hint us to the future of medicine. Kraft teaches at Stanford University, is an expert on regenerative medicine, and a member of the faculty at Singularity University and is directing their upcoming FutureMed program
THE BIOTECH REVOLUTION – Visions Of The Future – BBC
Genetics and biotechnology promise a future of unprecedented health and longevity: DNA screening could prevent many diseases, gene therapy could cure them and, thanks to lab-grown organs, the human body could be repaired as easily as a car, with spare parts readily available. Ultimately, the ageing process itself could be slowed down or even halted.
Transparent Spray Film Solar Nano Paint EnSol AS has developed a new method to generate green energy out of a thin layer. It doesn’t require any special panel anymore as SolarWindow is a transparent spray film that you can spray to any glass surface to generate electricity.
Paint-able solar cells will indeed bring a revolution in alternative energy arena. Today, we put relatively expensive and uncomfortable solar panels on roofs to produce alternative energy. The new spray-on solar cells will reduce the cost as well and increase the comfort in setting up solar power technology. It can be painted on all surfaces where sunlight is available. You can spray the ultra-thin solar cells on your wall, rooftop, vehicle’s body, aircraft and ships.
According to the researchers, nano-particle inks can generate more energy than traditional solar powers. The South Florida University scientists say such solar cells will be five times efficient than the conventional solar panels. Moreover, many more people will go for green power, thanks to the simplicity in establishment of solar cells. Electronic vehicles can reap the required power while moving.
Nanorobots to treat many of our diseases in the future!
“Imagine going to the doctor to get treatment for a persistent fever. Instead of giving you a pill or a shot, the doctor refers you to a special medical team which implants a tiny robot into your bloodstream. The robot detects the cause of your fever, travels to the appropriate system and provides a dose of medication directly to the infected area.” Source>>>>
“Driller” nanorobots being injected into an artery through the tip of a needle.
Surgeon nanobot “Drillers” carefully remove a blood clot from an obstructed vein. These robots can operate autonomously or through teleoperation by a surgeon.
“Driller” nanorobot approaches a sick red blood cell for the final kill.
A “Stinger” engages in a delicate surgical operation to remove a cancer tumor. The Stinger nanorobot can inject a toxin or medicine of choice, either autonomously, or through teleoperation.
“Drillers, Peepers, Stingers” engage in a delicate surgical operation to remove a cancer tumor. Whilst the Stingers inject a toxin, Drillers cut deep into the tumor. A Peeper broadcasts the whole video scene to the surgeon.
• Bradbury’s Mechanical Hound and DARPA’s BigDog Robot
In his chilling 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury created the mechanical hound, a robot that accompanied the firemen and helped with their work… DARPA has made a multi-million dollar investment in the soldier of the future’s best friend – BigDog.
• DARPA Seeks Metabolic Dominance
DARPA has initiated a new program called “Metabolic Dominance” to assure that soldiers have superior physiological qualities. Frank Herbert had the answer sooner, though.
• Trauma Pod Battlefield Medical Treatment System
DARPA has awarded a $12 million contract to develop an automated medical treatment system that can recieve, assess and stabilize wounded soldiers immediately following injury. The trauma pod is used to treat soldiers on the battlefield using advanced
• Terminator Tether – EDT Solution To Space Debris Update
Studies have shown that low Earth orbit is not a limitless resource and should be managed more carefully. Some sort of debris-mitigation measures are needed to solve the problem of old, unusable satellites and space junk.
From Lawrence Berkeley National Labs to Silicon Valley, researchers are manipulating particles at the atomic level, ushering in potential cures for cancer, clothes that don’t stain, and solar panels as thick as a sheet of paper.
Nano Supermarket on Dutch Evening News
Productive Nano systems – The Nanofactory
Alberto Dubois is an Economist, MBA at IESE, and a graduate at the legendary Singularity University in Palo Alto. Former manager and entrepreneur, he is a partner in technology startups, and invests in emerging listed companies, especially in the sectors of energy, biotech and nanotech.
Alberto Dubois says we have never really been able to forecast the future. And today, even less. Because today to forecast the future means to think exponentially and the human being is wired to think in a linear way, as in the past of humanity changes happened every billion years. But in 21st century things are different. The computing power grows exponentially, and more and more so. In a few years, we will be able to achieve the power of the brain of all humanity, for 100 dollars. This will bring major changes, this will bring singularity. It is very important to learn to think exponentially, as this is the only way of thinking which will help us solve the biggest problems of humanity: energy, water, food, environment. Information applied to biology is bringing new marvels, like DNA secuencing in 20 minutes for 100 dollars, personalized medicine, organs printing. Nanotechnology is also fast developing, and we know more and more about the human brain. When we will know all of it, we will be able to have a real AI and solve our big problems. Future can be many things, for Alberto is a promise for sure.
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