We can’t deny the fact that technology has come a long way, completely changing the way we live and adding more convenience to our everyday existence. Converging in ways we would have never imagined possible, technology continues to accelerate at an incredible speed and promises to bring us more life-altering changes.
With scores of new technologies on the horizon, it is sometimes hard to imagine what life will be like in the future. Some exciting technological advances include those in the form of Nanomedicines, Artificial Photosynthesis and In-Vitro Meat production.
Nanotechnology, or the manipulation of matter on an atomic and molecular scale, is a hot new budding technology. Scientists are using it work on nanomedicines that can have an amazing impact on how medical treatments are performed worldwide.
Nanomedicines could be used to treat diseases like cancer and to repair damaged tissue such as muscle, bone or nerves. Scientists are also looking into using medicines to correct genetic deficiencies by actually altering or replacing DNA molecules. Nanotechnology would have many practical uses in medicine, here are some of them:
- Monitoring – nanomachines could be implanted in the nervous system to monitor such functions as brain-wave activity, pulse and blood-pressure.
- Diagnostics – nanorobots equipped with wireless transmitters, could circulate in the blood and lymph systems and could send out diagnostic data.
- Drug Dispensing – nanotechnology devices could dispense medications as needed for people suffering from ailments such as chemical imbalances or hormone deficiencies.
During photosynthesis, plants transform water, sunlight as well as carbon dioxide into carbohydrates and oxygen. Artificial photosynthesis would replicate this process by capturing and storing energy from sunlight in the chemical bonds of a fuel.
With this new development, scientists would be able to produce clean energy using only water and sunlight as sources. The only byproduct of this production would be oxygen. The production of solar fuel in this way has the potential to be even less costly than gasoline.
Photosynthesized fuel, as a source of energy, would be carbon-neutral, sustainable, and ecologically friendly. It could be used to fuel transportation and homes. Also, because it would not require the use of arable land, it would not compete with the food supply. A sustainable, renewable, pollution-free fuel-source would have a positive global impact.
In Vitro Meat
The production of in vitro meat was originally developed by NASA with the purpose of serving it as a sustainable food source for long space voyages or stays. It is an animal flesh product that has never been part of an actual living animal. Because it is seen as “victimless meat,” PETA has endorsed this technology as an acceptable form of meat production.
Global demand for food is increasing with the rising world population, and the costs of conventional meat farming techniques are also on the rise. As such, in vitro meat production may be one of several new technologies needed to sustain food supplies in the not-so-distant future. While the costs of in vitro meat production may be high, they are somewhat offset by the savings on grains and corn that are currently used to feed livestock.
While laboratory produced meat may seem like something out of a futuristic science fiction movie, it is actually a real and necessary technology for sustaining food supply for the growing world population.
Let’s be on the lookout for these budding technologies as they set to change our world. Hopefully, the benefits of their invention will far outweigh all their drawbacks. At this point, we only need things that can bring a positive impact on to our world.
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