Nanotechnology is very important because it has so many different applications in the way we live and conduct our lives. In this article, I will address the many different things that nanotechnology is good for and why it would take us much longer to fix these problems individually without the use of nanotechnology.
Nanotechnology will provide the health industry with many, MANY wonderful things that will not only increase our life span but also give us better quality of life. So many people are suffering from all sorts of diseases and illnesses ranging from chicken pox to swine flu, from dry cough to cancer, and from irregularities in heart rhythm to heart disease. All of these different types of sicknesses can be either helped, prevented, or done away with altogether. Would you rather live in a world in which you are constantly sick or live in a world in which almost absolutely nothing can harm you biologically?
Not only will nanotechnology perfect treatment of illnesses but it will also help us patch ourselves up due to the acts of melovant man. In today’s world, if a mugger were to come up behind you on the street and jab a knife into you, then there’s a good chance that you will die if you cannot get to an emergency room in time. Nanotechnology will help that by forming a barrier over the wound which will both prevent blood from exiting the body and also keeping infections out. It would be wise to go to the hospital anyway, but you will not be in dire demand of first aid. Some also say that one day nanotechnology will be able to repair individual cell damage and replicate human healing capabilities. That means that hopefully, you will not only be safe until you get emergency treatment, but you would also not even need emergency treatment at all.
Cancer will one day soon be a thing of the past due to the wonderful benefits that nanotechnology will bring to the medical industry. Nanotechnology will be able to move throughout your body and locate any and all cancer cells and not only tag them so that doctors will be able to analyze those cells but the nanotechnology will also be able to destroy the individual cancer cells without harming much of the important body tissue around it. There are two different ways that nanotechnology intends to cure cancer and these are listed below:
1. Nanotechnology will be able to admister chemotherapy directly to cancer cells instead of the body as a whole, which is how we do it today. This way, the surrounding body parts of the cancer won’t be effected. In fact by doing this, you will not get sick, you will not lose hair, and you will not feal weak. In today’s health care market, you can expect to get worse before you get better and that’s hoping that you will get better at all. In tomorrow’s health care industry, however, you will only get better without any of the negative side effects.
2. Nanotechnology will also be able to kill cancer without using chemotherapy at all. It has been discovered that when nanotechnology is irradiated with xrays, the nanites produce their own electrons. These electrons can then be targeted toward the cancer cells in order to destroy them without harming the cells around it, much less the rest of the body. By doing this, you will have no need of the undesired effects that chemotherapy has on the body at all. You will not get sick and you will not be overlooked as just another cancer patient. Instead of having a 40% chance of survival or a 50% chance of survival, you will have nearly 100% chance of survival every time. Nanotechnology will cure cancer.
Another way that nanotechnology will benefit the health care industry is by providing a much better defense against viruses. With so many viruses going around all the time and so many people getting sick with anything from the common flu or something much worse like eboli. Nanotechnology will help us avoid these deadly viruses by acting as a second, more intense immune system. The way our bodies naturally fight off viruses and bacterial infections is by sending waves upon waves of white blood cells that act as our bodies’ frontline soldiers. The problem is that white blood cells have to be able to recognize a virus for what it is and so usually we have to get the full effects of the virus at least once before we become immune to it. Take chicken pox, for example. When a person gets chicken pox for the first time as a child, their body doesn’t know how to react to it and so we end up looking like a pig covered in pepperoni. After the first time, however, your body knows not to let that particular strand of virus in and it attacks it immediately. With nanotechnology within our bodies, nanites will be able to recognize viruses immediately and destroy them with everything modern medicine has to offer.
Nanotechnology will empower the security industry with forces that it has never seen before. The first line of defense that nanotechnology provides comes in the form of armor. Today, many security personnel wear some form of kevlar armor that protects them from bullets. Nanotechnology will provide us with armor that is a hundred times stronger than steel while being six times lighter than steel at the same time. That means that these security personnel that we entrust with our protection no longer need to worry about lugging around big shields in order to protect themselves. Nanotechnology will allow soldiers, police officers, and security guards to run at their top performance speed, have their top performance agility, and even increase their reaction time as the decreased weight eliminates even the slightest inertia that an otherwise heavy vest would involve.
Nanotechnology will be able to improve scientific exploration by far simply because nanites are so small. When a scientist wants to look at a molecule today, he or she must use special electron microscopes that bend and magnify light in such a way that they can make out the tiniest of particles. In tomorrow’s world, though, scientists will be able to use nanocameras that can get right up next to these tiny atoms and see what’s going on inside them.
Just as I mentioned above, nanotechnology allows us to craft metallic bondings that are a hundred times stronger than steel while being six times lighter than steel. Just as it applies to armor, it also applies to sports gear, where athletes want equipment that is both strong and light. Such things as golf clubs and tennis rackets will be so light that you’ll hardly feel the weight of them at all, although they will never break or bend the way sports equipment does today.
I hope this article has brought some insight to you on the subject of nanotechnology and why it is so important. The things listed in this article are but a small percentage of the many things that nanotechnology will allow us to do in the future.