Nanotechnology might change our world in the biggest way, possibly in our lifetime.
I find it odd that we have a lot of discussions about world changing events like oil etc. But not much on nanotechnology.
The theories of nanotechnology are AMAZING.
I think it would be great to talk about this and other new technologies, and become "aware" of them, because new technology will change the world as
we know it!
I would like to begin the discussion by sharing my opinions on Nanotechnology.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
It is said that Nanotechnology will greatly benefit humanity! In medical areas, computer technology and so on.
I will show you some of the benefits of Nanotechnology, be prepared to be AMAZED.
The theory is:
" A nanofactory is a proposed system in which nanomachines (resembling molecular assemblers, or industrial robot arms) would combine molecules to
build larger atomically precise parts. These, in turn, would be assembled by positioning mechanisms of assorted sizes to build macroscopic (visible)
but still atomically-precise products.
A functioning nanofactory could create virtually any product at the cost of only the input raw material and energy."
So working from a molecule level can really benefit computers.
They say with this design computers can get up to a BILLION times faster than todays computers. Now as a 3D Artist, that exites me a lot, rendering
time will be instant lol. Also be prepared for new standard in entertainment, VIRTUAL REALITY similar to the matrix
Imagine, with this technology
they can truly create a virtual reality, where they can recreate touch, smell, etc.
Watch this great video to get the full idea of how the computer would work.
This will be the greatest thing to come to medicene EVER.
Because nanotechnology can work at a molecule level, they can design nanos to do what they want, once inside the body they will get to work.
Benefits from this are almost UNLIMITED. From curing cancer to living forever young.
Watch this for a little info.
Unlimited new inventions for all things.
Not to be specific, but with this new technology, there will be a HUGE increase in new inventions, the imagination is the limit. From toys to
One example: Is the invention of 3D creating printers. That's right machines that can create what you tell it to from a molecule level! Because of
the tiny size of nanotechnology, the machine can create almost anything. Robots, toys etc etc. Imagine the possibilities!
Not sure if this is good or bad, but I'll show some benefits.
Super Soldier suit. Invisiblity, instant healing, body armour, super stength.
Because of the size of nanotechology, it will greatly benefit superstrength, body armour etc etc.
Now most likley medical nanotechnology would be able to heal disabled etc, but if not, a suit like this would help for sure.
The future soldiers will posses what people today will see as SUPER POWERS.
Now of course a lot of these would greatly benefit humanity, for example instant healing! Is immortality coming to us sooner than we think?? lol
Well staying on topic with soldiers, we come to the very bad side of this. Soldiers and weapons in the wrong hands will be VERY bad for the world.
Like what for example?
One I worry about is the creation of some kind of disease or virus. Nanotechnology that is designed to attack our body! Now that is a scary
On the plus side, we can of course probably invent nanotechnology to protect us against these threats. Kind of like antivirus on computers haha.
Well I'm going to be brief here, but humanity has good and ugly sides to it.
You can of course imagine some ugly things that could happen.
Just a few examples.
CAMERAS YOU CAN'T SEE!!!
Goverments, pervs etc can use this to spy on anyone! We won't be able to see it because it's so small.
This will cause us to be paranoid for us, our family, our children, worried about them being spyed on, by who knows who.
But like I said, we could probably invent nanotechnolgy that could detect or stop something like this happening in our home.
You can imagine what other ugly things the public or goverment could use that will make our lifes bad.
First if you are interested in more info, here are some more youtube videos about Nanotechnology.
Video Journey Into Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology - Age of Convergence
Now feel free to look at more videos or websites, research yourself, enjoy!
Back to my conclusion.
My conclusion is, the good outweighs everything else! The benefits this will have for our world will be a shock for us all, even for those of us
I for one can't wait for this and other new inventions to come to the world and create a better world. Better health, better entertainment, more fun.
The imagination is the limit!
Now I would love to hear your thoughts on this, something that I think SHOULD be talked about more! More people should be aware of the changes that
might happen. While we do talk about changes, I think we haven't talked enough about nanotechnology, which I think will be the biggest change of
Are you excited? or not?
[edit on 13-6-2008 by _Phoenix_]