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How Close Are We To Molecular Manufacturing? (and Other Happenings in the World of Nanotechnology)

Friday, April 11, 2014

PreVentall Is Closer Than You Think!

One of the major technological advances presented in my novel Leviticus is PreVentall.  For those who have not yet read my book, I suggest you read it.  In the meantime, PreVentall is an inoculation of millions of nanobots designed to prolong life and promote health (and by ‘prolong’ I mean forever and by ‘promote’ I mean never get sick or injured are physically harmed), by inserting a nanobot it a few million random cells.  The nanobots sequence the individual genome of the cell and compare it with others to come up with the proper genome of the individual through averaging.  Once an individual’s genome is sequenced, the nanobots multiply and occupy each and every cell in the individual’s body and watch over cell replication and RNA and DNA transcription and correct any errors.  No more cancer, no more illness, no more injury.  Damaged cells are repaired, errant cells are corrected and foreign bodies are property destroyed.  Perfect health and undetermined longevity.

While I did come up with the name PreVentall – I did not come up with the idea.  Nanoscientists have discussed this possibility for years.  The greatest hurdle - for this and much of nanotechnology – has been the ability to manufacture a nano-sized robot.  Several years ago, scientists began experimenting with natural nanobots – genetic material.

Now it seems that scientists have managed to inject strands of DNA designed to carry drugs into cockroaches.  The DNA strands are functionalized to unfold when they meets certain proteins or to interact with each other at various times.  Using the natural folding and unfolding process of DNA strands – scientists have basically designed nano-computers to perform various tasks.  The initial research was recently published in NatureNanotechnology and the scientists involved state that they will shortly be able to inject cockroaches with nanocomputers with computing power to match the Commodore 64. 

The methods have not been attempted in mammals yet due to the cockroaches advantage of lacking antibodies meant to destroy foreign bodies – but the researches believe that any immuno-response activities in the human body can be overcome within the next 5 years.

What does this mean?  It could mean that by 2019 scientists may be performing clinical trials of nanoscience cancer treatments that delivery chemotherapy direct to (and limited to only) cancer cells – sparing healthy cells the damage of current chemotherapy methods.  Add another 6 years – and perhaps by 2024 we’ll be offered the opportunity to achieve perfect and everlasting health – PreVentall (or whatever name is attached).

What would this mean to us as humans?  That, my readers, is answered fully in Leviticus and the two books to follow.  Get your copy of Leviticus and join the conversation.

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