With a combination of nano technology, biotechnology and information technology humans in the future can have a 24/7 health monitoring system in and around their bodies.
Tiny molecular nanobots will be designed as expert systems on general health monitoring and will be injected into our body where they will stay forever. They will be travelling via the blood stream to all parts of body 24/7 tirelessly ensuring that all is well. Nanobots will have both basic and advanced functional knowledge and measurement apparatus to monitor hte body’s health.
As and when there are any threats to the body, internal or external, these nanobots will alert the external devices which will guide the person towards immediate measures to be taken to address the issue and at the same time the device will inform your family physician about the updated new status via the internet!
By the way this external device could be a part of your shirt’s button or a tattoo on your body!
When you go to the toilet everyday, the glucose measuring system in the toilet will make sure that your blood sugar levels are normal. This will ensure that you can identify diabetes in very very early stages!!
When there is an external virus/bacteria attack, the nanobot in your body will take a genetic finger print of the attacker and email the same to your physician’s server where the finger print is matched with known virus/baterial list and the details about the microbe is known without even having to take a blood sample from your body and all this happens much before your body starts to respond to the external invasion in the form of fever. In other words, you can treat external microbeal attacks without having to wait for your body to show symptoms like fever, cough, pain, headache etc
In case of an accident, say an accident in a street, the external device using its GPS tracking service pinpoints your current location exactly and rushes the SOS call to the nearest ambulance service with accurate details of your current location!! No issues even if there is nobody around you at the time of accident, the ambulance will arrive asap. The same holds good in case of a heart attack too!! Also, you can expect the external device to do basic first aid services and to give you appropriate instructions….
Today cancer can be detected only when it reaches an advanced stage where cure is difficult as the cancer cells would have started spreading out across the body.. Not so with nanobots around.. nanobots can detect a cancerous tumor in a very early stage of growth and all you have to do is have a intake of expert nanobots which are specialized in destroying cancer cells.
The nanobots based expert system acts as a complementary system to our body’s immune system. Well, ah, nanobots can also give slight electric shocks to restart a heart that has just stopped!! Expert nanobots can dissolve kidney stones at an early stage without you even feeling the slightest pain!! Well, they can even throw out unwanted cholesterol and fats!!!
All these are just the tip of the iceberg of what’s to come..
Well, as far the energy needs of these nanobots are concerned, either we can use disposable nanobots which will pass out of the body in the form of waste once their molecular batteries drain out.. or we can develop a more complex nanobot which use the body’s cellular energy currency ATP for their energy needs….
Finally, with the advent of genetics, we can incorporate this whole nanobot technology as part of our genetic make up where in every cell has its own health monitoring system which reports a organ level health monitor which in turn reports to a entire body level health monitor which then are required accesses and updates the external health monitor. You know I personally believe in a multi layered spread out defense system (even if the layers are bit weak its fine, have hundreds of different layers)rather than a single strong layer.. In case of a single layer system when the layer fails, the entire system fails.. not so in case of a multi layered system…
A multi layered defense system with adequate fall back mechanisms is what made internet withstand the recent DDOS attacks….
Super human body, mast maja maadi