Dit is natuurlijk sience fiction, maar er wordt onderzoek gedaan naar de evolutie door middel van nanobots.
Het is misschien handig om uit te leggen wat nanobots zijn:
Nanotechnology is the projected ability to make things from the bottom up, using techniques and tools that are being developed today to place every atom and molecule in a desired place. If this form of molecular engineering is achieved, which seems probable, it will result in a manufacturing revolution. It also has serious economic, social, environmental, and military implications.
Een mogelijkheid zo dan ook kunnen zijn:
Replacing the blood coursing through your arteries and veins with over 500 trillion oxygen and nutrients carrying nanobots. The vasculoid system as it is called will just about duplicate every function of blood, albeit more efficiently.
Respirocytes, for example, are just one type of the nanobots that will make up this artificial blood. Freitas envisages respirocytes to be made up of 18 billion structural atoms that are precisely arranged to the last atom. Each respirocyte will have a tiny onboard computer, powerplant and molecular pumps and storage hulls that can transport molecules of oxygen and carbon dioxide.
The bots will be a thousand times more efficient than the RBCs they seek to replace. Agreed this nano-robotic blood will be more than a little time in the making. But who knows, one day it could very well change the course of human evolution.
Ik vraag me dan ook af hoe anderen hierover denken.
Jorim: Titel volgens de Discussie-regels
Veranderd door Jorim, 13 mei 2004 - 19:09