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Posted 4/12/07 , edited 4/14/07
what are your thoughts on this new technology? here is a link about them: http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,,sid9_gci514355,00.html
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Posted 4/12/07
You mean Nanites? Yes that's the proper way of saying it. If it can help people i'm for it.
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the link you gave is kinda vague, and majorly biased, but based on what it says (i'll have to use that since i don't really know much about it) it helps people so good! continue reasearching and developing.
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Posted 4/12/07
just like every other machine invented and developed, if used the right way could work, and not used for the wrong purposes.
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seriously like any machine you have to think on a few things number 1 being is it overly expensive. because if it is even if it could completely cure cancer forever it doesn't matter because not enough people will be able to use it to merit the production of them. also the backlash if someone were to use it to make a so called super race nazi style. but the technology to do that even if nano machines were to see wide pread use is a far way off in my opinion. what it all comes down to is what the people in charge decide. because they have direct brute force power. the power the common person holds in this world has always been a little more hard to use and focus. so we really dont decide its not just whether it hurts or helps people that will decide if people accept nanomachines. the real question is whether they can make money of it. its not just a romanticized thing its not as basic as wheter it hurts people or not. do you think that nucleur bombs where made to help people? considering who you talk to the anwser is a resounding yes. its one of those things that they thought if they had it they would'nt have to use it.
beleive you me anything that can be made for one reason can be used for others. look at knives. orginally they weren't just used for killing or preparing food. they could be used for wood work, building and things of creation. then someone thought well gee. if I stuck this in someones gut I bet it would hurt them. and then someone started getting greedy. they started selling the knives. they never once asked gee what are you using it for. now keep in mind before you all start getting mad at me that i dont know the history of the knife i was just using it as a example. everything can be used for good and bad reasons even guns. and even if you think a reason is bad i guarantee you that someone else thinks the exact opposite.
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Posted 4/14/07
Ouch
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Posted 4/14/07
as long as it doesn't screw up my life in anyways i'm all thumbs up
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Posted 4/14/07

Zachjack77 wrote:

seriously like any machine you have to think on a few things number 1 being is it overly expensive. because if it is even if it could completely cure cancer forever it doesn't matter because not enough people will be able to use it to merit the production of them. also the backlash if someone were to use it to make a so called super race nazi style. but the technology to do that even if nano machines were to see wide pread use is a far way off in my opinion. what it all comes down to is what the people in charge decide. because they have direct brute force power. the power the common person holds in this world has always been a little more hard to use and focus. so we really dont decide its not just whether it hurts or helps people that will decide if people accept nanomachines. the real question is whether they can make money of it. its not just a romanticized thing its not as basic as wheter it hurts people or not. do you think that nucleur bombs where made to help people? considering who you talk to the anwser is a resounding yes. its one of those things that they thought if they had it they would'nt have to use it.
beleive you me anything that can be made for one reason can be used for others. look at knives. orginally they weren't just used for killing or preparing food. they could be used for wood work, building and things of creation. then someone thought well gee. if I stuck this in someones gut I bet it would hurt them. and then someone started getting greedy. they started selling the knives. they never once asked gee what are you using it for. now keep in mind before you all start getting mad at me that i dont know the history of the knife i was just using it as a example. everything can be used for good and bad reasons even guns. and even if you think a reason is bad i guarantee you that someone else thinks the exact opposite.


One word of advice: PARAGRAPHS. The make things so much more organized and easier to read. I just stared at it for a while. All your ideas are correct, but it's just a little messy.
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Posted 4/14/07
I see no moral problems with it unlike embryonic stem cell research. I would say go ahead with it as long as they really know what they are doing. If you leave nanobots to do their own thing, they may decide to fix something that may not need fixing.
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We are already seeing some of the effects of nanotechnology. But its simple stuffer, not self replicating complicated machines or the like. More info:
http://www.americanelements.com/nanotech.htm

A look concerning war: http://www.futurebrief.com/miketrederwar002.asp

A concept: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqyZ9bFl_qg

Can find documentaries and stuff like that on googlevideo.
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Posted 4/14/07
my senior design project in college was applying nanotechnology to genetics.. so i had to learn a lot about nanotechnology and actually work with it in my experiments..

i think nanotechnology is going to be extremely big in a lotta different industries.. like materials, computers and electronics, and of course medicine. cuz in the human body, a lot of the stuff goes on in the molecular level, and its hard to do anything at that small scale... but thanks to nanotechnology, there are a whole lot of things that are now possible. i think that the future cure for cancer, as well as many uncured diseases, will be a combination of nanotechnology and medicine. and it may be expensive now because theres not really much large scale standardized manufacture of nano materials yet.. but eventually they will be super cheap.

its important that there are some restrictions to what people do.. and there are some organizations dedicated slating out a set of international safety standards... before the nanotech field really becomes popular and the available technology starts to become feasible for practical applications. most of this stuff is still in the research stage rite now.
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^ I have a quick question about cancer then. How would the use of nanomachines complement the treatment for cancer. Are you suggesting that they would completely replace oncogenes and activate tumor suppressor genes or use the addition of functional groups for gene regulation? What type of approach are we going here with nanotechnology: epigenetic or genomic?

That seems way too out there for that to happen anytime soon in my view at least. Has technology gotten there yet? Sorry, but I'm just a junior in high school and really don't know too much about the newest happenings in the biotechnological field.
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....What the...? What do you mean "What are your thought?" Please, in the future, make sure when you start a thread you post at least 4-5 sentences. Not one and a link. Be more specific.

Anyway, there cool. Modern tech is so awesome!

…Well, they don’t seem to be hurting anything so…

Also…. People, when you have a massive block of words without any separation I start making pictures out of the lines between words. It makes it very-very- hard to focus. I get all dyslexic and start mixing words up! I glaze! I would be much obliged If’n you would be so kind as to use paragraphs as Jam said.
Posted 4/15/07
This article helps explain how nanotechnology helps against cancer.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4734507.stm

Personally, I find this pretty awesome and am all for it.
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27 / M / Jersey
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Posted 4/15/07
^ Ehh I'm not too sure about that. It's a nice idea, but still a wrong approach in my view. Those rods they mention are recognized for the folate proteins on the membrane of the cell. Simple mutations can cause resistance to that easily. It's a nice temporary idea, but it won't work as a definitive cure against cancer. It's another stepping stone, but it will lose its effectiveness over time at least.

Thanks for the article though.
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