Often new technology can inspire or terrify yet excite us. You must have figure out by now what a nanobot is. These robots are so small that you cannot see them with your naked eyes. After all, each one is supposed to be on the scale of the nanometer, which is around one billionth of a meter in length. In a world of cyborgs, it seems pretty likely that many people will have some number of nanobots in their blood, completing tasks such as clearing away blockages, monitoring health, and boosting the immune system in the future.
Here are 10 ways how nanobots might change the future once they exist:
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1. For Detection of Bacteria
It is believed that nanobots will be able to detect the presence of bacteria and other micro-organisms in the human body, that means they will be able to detect whether someone has been infected or not as well as what are the possible response for some kind of infection.
2. Chemicals Detection
It is believed that nanobots will be able to detect the presence of particular chemicals in the human body as well, which will provide invaluable information to doctors about the condition of the patient so that it can be used to ensure more efficient and more effective treatment.
3. Controlling and cleaning Pollution
There might be a possibility that nanobots will be used for cleaning up pollution and replace polluted environments with clean conditions. When we look at the impact pollution has on human health as well as the health of entire ecosystems, it might be a boon, since nanobots would be transferable in toxic sites in need of clean-up as well, thus reducing the risk to their human counterparts.
4. Building More Nanobots
One of the major issues related to nanobots is that it is produced on a limited scale. As a result, nanobots can be expensive. But in the future, there is a possibility that more productions will take place. Building nanobots that can build more nanobots is even more complicated than building nanobots in the first place. Still, their potential is more than enough to ensure no shortage of interest.
5. Serve As Antibodies
Good news for people with weak immune systems, nanobot might just be your hero. Nanobots will be able to supplement the existing antibodies where the immune system is weak. This will consist of the nanobots being used for destroying potentially dangerous foreign substances in the human body. Alternatively, it could consist of the nanobots directing existing immune processes at sources of danger.
6. Detect Cancer
The earlier we detect cancer, the better chance of successful treatment we have. Nanobots might be able to act as an early warning system, which will pick up changes in the human body that signal the mutation of healthy cells into cancer cells. This will provide great help for the implementation of solutions on time.
7. Damage Repair
Today it might be a science fiction story. Still, a lot of people are interested in using nanobots to keep physical assets in the excellent condition needed to ensure optimal performance. The chances are good that nanobots will not be able to be used actually to build sizable things anytime soon, if ever. Still, if they can be used to patch up minor damage, that would result in important reductions in the need for care and maintenance.
8. Clear Blocked Blood Vessels
Cardiovascular disease is a major threat to mankind today. This means that there is a lot of interest in coming up with potential solutions as well as potential preventatives. Nanobots can be used to clear blockages in blood vessels, which are responsible for both strokes and heart attacks. If we use it effectively, this will be able to reduce someone’s chances of dying from either one of those conditions, which will be an incredible improvement even if their use will not be able to solve the problem wholly.
9. Effectiveness of Drugs
One of the biggest challenges in medicine is figuring out the effect that a particular medicine is having on the patient so that doctors can combat the problem while minimizing side effects at the same time. Gauging the effectiveness of the medicine is also important because it lets the doctor know how to treat the patient as soon as possible, which is critical for their chances of a full recovery. Both of these tasks are things that nanobots will be able to help with.
10. Deliver Cancer-Fighting Drugs
Chemotherapy can be brutal on a cancer patient because it can kill cancer cells as well as the healthy cells surrounding cancer cells. There has been some progress made regarding the use of nanobots to make sure that the cancer-fighting chemicals are delivered right to the cancer cells, thus limiting collateral damage. This means that nanobots can be used to target harder-to-reach portions of cancerous tumors, which means a potentially significant increase in the chances of successful chemotherapy as well.