Nanotechnology looks to revolutionise medicine
According to some futurists, in the next 10 or so years, your blood could be streaming with tiny nanorobots to help keep you from getting sick. They will travel inside of you, on a molecular level, protecting your biological system and ensuring that you’ll have a good and a long life. The future is closer than you may think.
What is nanotechnology?
Nanotechnology is a combination engineering and science. Nanorobotics refers to the emerging field of designing and building robots whose components are near the scale of a nanometre (10−9 meters), or ranging in size from 0.1 to 10 micrometres and made of nanoscale or molecular components.
Nanobots in your bloodstream
DNA Robots are already being tested in animals to seek out and destroy cancer cells. These programmed strands of DNA have the capability to move through the bloodstream and inject blood clotting drugs into blood vessels around tumours, cutting off their blood supply.
If human trials go forward, these tiny robots could be revolutionary in treating cancer and in other cell research.
Tiny teeth cleaning robots
Researchers are working on the development of microscopic dentists that may one day act as a toothbrush, rinse, and dental floss in one.
According to them, the nanobots can be formed into different shapes through magnetic fields such as the bristles of a toothbrush, or slender structures similar to dental floss, According to researchers nanobots are adaptive and can transform into different shapes.
Scientists also believe that nanobots could be used to reduce plaque in veins and solve dietary issues, along with a whole range of other medical uses. Extending beyond simple medicine, nanobots could allow humans to reach a greater state of connectivity.
There are some interesting and exciting times ahead!