Editing projects for week ending July 9, 2017
Client countries: South Africa
Project quote and my thoughts
“Microscopic free-floating machines, catalysts, proteins. I’m no chemist, but that’s what they do. They get into the bloodstream. They’re organic, self-replicating; they build new bots from the organic materials inside us. They’re communicating via Wi-Fi, via your cell phone, your computer.” (Michael Smorenburg, LifeGames)
The quoted section is of course talking about nanobots. I really have no idea how far the nanobot technology has come. But I’ve likely been influenced by the many sci-fi books I’ve read that included nanobots that were used for nefarious purposes, or got out of control and wreaked havoc. I can see the potential benefits in the medical field, to repair and heal without surgery or medications; even in the construction and manufacturing fields. But I can only imagine the restrictions that would have to be put into place to prevent horrible accidents and destruction. I don’t think it’s worth the risk, honestly. I don’t know if they can really be programmed to be foolproof, or to not be hijacked by criminals or law enforcement gone wrong.