TechInPacific – Molecular Nanotechnology and Molecular Manufacturing are new fields of science that focus on the ability to build machines, electronics, and materials that can manipulate matter down to the atomic and molecular level. It is scientifically proven that bonded atoms form molecules that made up any material. Every property of materials, such as durability, heat-resistance, toughness, and flexibility is completely dependent on how those molecules interact.
Nanotechnology could highly benefit the people of the Solomon Islands both in the form of advanced and even semi-advanced application once it is developed and matures. Here’s the list of technologies that can becoe cost-friendly and widely available through nanotech.
1. Highly durable materials.
Carbon atoms that are bonded chemically can produce materials with superior strength such as diamond, graphene, and fullerene. One of the strongest materials available is called diamondoid, which is made from bonding carbon atoms or other atoms such as silicon and oxygen atoms into a tetrahedral molecule resembling a pyramid. These materials are significantly stronger than steel and possess multiple advantageous attributes such as immunity to rusting, lightweight measurement, and safe for the environment. They are made from common atoms like carbon which are easy to obtain.
2. Molecular Assemblers and Replicators
As a gift from nature, we are equipped with biological molecular instruments such as enzymes, proteins, ribosomes, muscle tissue, and others that take molecules and reconstruct them to make living materials. With nanotechnology, it is possible make similar instruments called assemblers. An assembler is a molecular and microscopic robot arm that is capable of arranging molecules to construct new materials. One or two assemblers could even be utilized to create a replicator which will eventually duplicate itself. This will present a low-cost production since the technology is self-replicating, much like bacteria. The energy source can be acquired from the sun, dirt atoms, air, water, or even software blueprints that will dictate the assembler to build accordingly. It can manufacture anything, from food and clothes to tools and electronics and more assemblers.
3. Advanced medical breakthrough.
Since nano machines would have miniscule molecular super computers, we can control them to go inside the human bloodstream and body to cure all physical diseases. The machines program would not harm healthy tissue. Instead, it would only dismantle and break apart cancer cells, dangerous viruses and bacteria, parasites, and other microscopic intruders found within the body. It could also be programmed to fix damaged cells and repair DNA! Broken bones would seem like a minor issue, and numerous diseases would no longer hamper human life expectancy.
It is obvious that nanotech could widen our dimension beyond our current comprehension. The above are only a few probabilities of what human can accomplish with well-developed nanotechnology. Science fiction can only get closer to reality, it’s up to us whether to remain clueless or embrace the upcoming nano era.