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An Israeli team led by Dr. Dafna Benayahu of Tel Aviv University's [profile] Sackler Faculty of Medicine is working with 27 other research groups from throughout Europe to revolutionize medical technology. Their goal in the five-year project is to develop the nano-scale tools needed to create a 'tissue machine' - a device using stem cells that could produce, for the first time, a specific population of cells or tissue needed to heal a variety of ailments.
Dr. Hall describes a nanotechnology timeline which he breaks into five separate and distinct stages. We are currently in stage one, and now have the ability to image and engage in rudimentary manipulation of molecules. Stage two involves simple self-assembly, and in stage three we will have the ability to use self-assembly to create complex machines. In stage four, we will have the ability to make complex molecules from simple molecules, and in stage five we will be able to design macrosystems atom by atom. Although Hall does not make specific predictions as to when these capabilities will emerge, his writing makes it clear that he foresees these developments within the next few decades.
Originally posted by Kitsunegari
good god thats frightening, humans playing god....i just have a bad feling about that.
Originally posted by healthyhitter
I think nano tech can help people with diseases.