Rise of the Nanobots – The World of Molecular Machines

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Picture of Nanomachine Attached to CellBy Nicholas West, contributor for ZenGardner.com

One of the more controversial concepts in the area of nanotech is what has come to be known as The Singularity. Essentially, it is the mission to transcend biology. There are many ways The Singularity could ultimately come about, but one of them is molecular control via nanobots.

Ray Kurzweil has written about nanobot medicine in terms of imagining Human Body 2.0, which will be a continuously modified and upgraded internal system that will optimize nutrition, repair damage and, ultimately, lead perhaps to immortality.

Naturally, there are many ethical considerations that are hopefully debated along the way, but the rise of nanobots is not a conspiracy, nor can it be passed off as merely wishful thinking by those who desire to live forever.

The following video from the American Chemical Society and the University of Nebraska posits a decidedly upbeat future where not only the human body is modified, but nearly everything we would interact with. Beneath the video are many links showing how pervasive this technology is becoming. It should lay to rest any doubt surrounding whether or not nanomachines have arrived, and instead encourage debate about how far reaching the consequences will be.

Are you ready to be reengineered?

The World’s Smallest Robots: Rise of the Nanomachines

References/video sources:

Controlling Motion at the Nanoscale Level: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/a…
Switches: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/n…
Shuttles: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/b…
Turnstiles: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/i…
Elevators: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/j…
Nanocars:http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/j…
Nanorockets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRxyN…
Nanorockets: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/suppl/10.1021…
Nanomotors: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/suppl/10.1021…
Nanocars: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/suppl/10.1021…
Nanocars: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/n…
Nanobots: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/j…
Nanosubmarines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfNQU…

About the Author

Nicholas West

http://www.activistpost.com/

Nicholas West is a staff writer for Activist Post. He covers the topics of future tech, surveillance and civil liberties.

This article was originally published on ZenGardner.com.

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