What is Nanotechnology Used For?

Nanotechnology is used for many different things in many different fields and will truly be used to revolutionize every aspect of our lives. There’s not a single element of our society in which nanotechnology cannot effect in one way or another: Whether that’s a positive change or a negative one. This article will help analyze the many different aspects of the nanotechnology industry and show you exactly what nanotechnology can do to change your life. I will list both good and bad things so you can see both the positive and negative sides of nanotechnology and make a decision for yourself whether you support nanotechnology or not. Let us begin.

Believe it or not, nanotechnology will make it so that we will one day soon be able to buy clothes that are completely stainproof, waterproof, fireproof, and resistant to damages. This works by tying the fabrics together at a nanoscale. When you get down to this level, physics plays hard ball in a much different type of game; the rules of physics themselves tend to bend and change. Liquid will be too large to get through the holes, the fabric will be of fireproof material, nanotechnology will create a barrier to keep stains out, and the material itself will be much stronger than denim (and leather!), but soft as silk. The clothing industry is looking forward to a major change soon!

Nanotechnology will be able to aid computers because that’s what nanotechnology is itself. By using the concept of nanotechnology in general, we will be able to make computer chips so small that a University could fit its entire archives onto a single pocket-sized USB drive. Nanotechnology will provide you with more hard drive space, faster transfer rates, and computers will take up a lot less room.

Nanotechnology will revolutionize the oil industry in several important ways. For one, nanotechnology is able to easily separate oil from water which saves a lot of oil in the production procedures. In normal oil production, water must be used to force oil out of the wells, which then leaves an oil-water residue behind which is extremely hard to separate because the molecules are infused together so precisely. Because of this, oil companies are often forced to leave behind two barrels worth of oil for every one barrel they retrieve. A nanotechnology system, known as Pepfactants, is already in place to fix this problem. Pepfactants is able to reverse the emulsions and foam that are associated not only with oil-water mixtures, but also with simple things like mayonnaise and moisturizer creams. Pepfactants will change the way we achieve oil in order to maximize our oil reserves and doing it in a environmentally friendly way.

Nanotechnology will be used to do two main things with food:

  1. It will allow us to preserve food for much longer time periods by forming a grid-lock “net” over the food and/or bag that will take air an extremely long time to get through. As we all know, oxygen is what ages food and makes it go bad. If we can keep the air out, as has already been presented with air-vac devices, then we’ll be able to store our food for extensive periods and never have to worry about things like mold, spoil, and freezer burn.
  2. Nanotechnology will also allow companies and scientists to put any time of vitamin into the food that they want simply by injecting preloaded nanites into the food. In fact, some say that nanotechnology will one day allow us to entirely change the food and drinks that we consume at any time we want. One day, you will be able to drink half a can of Coca Cola and then decide you’d rather have a Dr. Pepper and the drink would instantly become Dr. Pepper, probably by waving some sort of handheld device over the beverage. We will be able to alter the taste, color, texture, and smell of our foods and drinks and even be able to change what types of nutrients are in it. Now if that’s not appetizing, I don’t know what is.

Crime Prevention
Nanotechnology will present crime prevention with an entirely new set of abilities. Below is a brief list of possible things that can come from bringing nanotechnology to the field of justice:

Someday soon, forensic personnel will be able to take a handheld device to the field that will contain an entire laboratory of forensic equipment. Today, forensic officers must take blood, semen, fingerprint, hair, and whatever other types of samples they can find at the crime scene back to the office and wait until the results come in before police can make their case. In the future, thanks to nanotechnology, they will no longer have to do that. We will be able to find samples at the crime scene and then put them into a handheld mini-lab and find out exactly who the culprit is – all without even having to leave the crime scene!

Trackers may be used in crime prevention to mark items in stores in case they are lost or stolen. This will not only prevent people from stealing items in the first place (because they’ll know that they’ll get caught), but if something is stolen, the company will be able to track them down. Theoretically, prisons may also inject prisoners with nano-trackers in case they try to escape. This would also erradicate the whole reason of bail because when a suspect is accused of a crime, the court won’t have to worry about not being able to find them again if they leave town. Say what you will about civil rights, but this is a major breakthrough when it comes to crime prevention.

Bar codes
Nanotechnology will also come in the aid of telling the difference between authentic items and fake ones. This really helps out with high-end merchandise like paintings that sell for big bucks. Often, people try to make duplicates of the painting and pass them off as the original. Though, today, we have watermarks that can help tell the difference between real and fake items, people have still managed to come up with ways around this. Nanotechnology will aid this crime prevention, though, by creating a tiny dot that’s only a fraction of a nanometer in size and containing an enormous array of unique colors. These dots will only be seen by handheld devices that are specially designed to read them which will make it extremely difficult for counterfeiters to pull off their schemes anymore. I’m sure they’ll eventually find a way around this too, but hopefully we will be able to stay one step ahead of these crooks.

I hope this article has helped you to understand nanotechnology and its many applications in our daily lives. Be sure to check out our other articles found on this website and we encourage you to do your own research into the field of nanotechnology. It may be here sooner than you think.