Last week I read the article 20 Predictions for the Next 25 Years. Personally, I found many aspects of this reading very compelling, and a bit nerve-wrecking as well, but one that particularly caught my eye concerned nanotechnology, particularly the section about Nanomedicine.
This technology is actually causing quite a stir, even scaring some, who are afraid that computers are becoming more intelligent than humans. Others argue that these new findings are nothing but wonderful because of the potential good.
Personally, I feel that a lot of these claims are a bit grandiose. After doing some more research online, I found that many believe that this new nanomedicine will not be here and perfectly mastered within the next few years. However, there is sure to be some major improvements, and the groundwork for this technology has already been laid, which is definitely something to be excited about.
Right now, some of the attributes of nanotechnology are already being used in our laptops and smart phones. This may seem to be a small start, but I predict that it’s going to evolve into something great. In fact, as you read in our last article for class, this nanomedicine may eventually lead to a cure for serious diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
This new technology really caught my eye because it’s something that may very well affect me, and all of you for that matter, because it may not only cure diseases, but also allow our generation to live longer. We cannot be sure what the future will hold, but our knowledge of this branch of science is increasing everyday.