2020s: The Human Body Upgrades to Nanosystems

Brian Buntz

January 27, 2016

1 Min Read
2020s: The Human Body Upgrades to Nanosystems

Nanotechnologies have already grown by leaps and bounds in the last few years. In the next decade, Kurzweil predicts that nanobots will become smarter than current medical technology, inhabiting our bodies and ultimately making us healthier. Scientists have already designed robotic red blood cells, known as Respirocytes, that can emulate organic red blood cells, but with 200 times the efficiency.

Kurzweil says that a human body infused with a portion of nanobot blood cells could do incredible things, like olympic sprints for 15 minutes without gasping for breath, or sit at the bottom of your pool for hours without needing air. He believes that these technologies will advance significantly in the next decade, opening the door for nanosystems to improve our bodies from the inside out.

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