As we speak, engineers are developing new ways to revolutionize technology as a whole. The future of nanotechnology will become a reality in the coming years and soon silicon chips, terminal illnesses, and even the process of aging will all be replaced for good. We are now entering a new age in civilization, but does that mean we reached the technological barrier?
Electronics have been among the greatest engineering marvels of mankind and changed the way we processed infromation, silicon chips have been a key component in electronic technology. Gordon Moore, the brainchild behind silicon chips, has predicted many years ago that the transistors on a chip will double every two years or so, this has been a very accurate standard for years, yet new technological advancements have made silicon chips so tiny that the limit will soon be reached. These chips will soon be molecular size, but the problem is at that level the actual electron particles will undergo an effect known as “tunneling” which is the instability of electrons, the consequences of this our unknown. As of right now, scientists trying to find a solution, so the only thing we can do is wonder.
Now terminal illnesses have been one of the challenges that obscured even the greatest of medical minds and offered no negotiations or remorse for its victims. Good news is that every single illness will eventually have a cure, and its golden solution is “nanorobots” which are microscopic machines so tiny that they will be able to even rearrange the chemical structure of an element. Now, what this means is that the cure to all sickness has been solved, but nanorobots will have such a powerful impact on medicine that one wonders if it will replace the entire medical industry.
Is aging an inevitable process you ask? Technically yes, but a recent theory opposes the aging process. Groundbreaking research in nanoengineering will really change the way human beings live. The life expectancy a hundred years ago was about 47 years of age, now, however it has risen to about 77 years. Aging is a natural process in which cells start to die out due to free radicals in the body, nanorobots will be able to actually repair damage at the molecular level, so does it means that we could live forever? With the cutting edge technology at the nanoscale, anything is possible, the only thing holding us back is the limit in funding for nanotechnology and skeptics.