Fantastic Voyage

  • Joseph R. Carvalko Jr.


This chapter discusses nanomedicine, nano-electronic-biosensors, molecular-computers and micro-mechanical devices, all which exist in managing disease in the modern era. Other projects are underway range from designing nano-robots to perform repairs at the cellular level, and allow AI technology to analyze, diagnose, prescribe and provide medical treatment. Technologists estimate that at the current state-of-the-art, processors, having billions of transistors, will continue to shrink to the size of a bacterium, 2 micrometers (μm) in length and 0.5 μm in diameter, with a cell volume between 0.6 and 0.7 μm3. Transistors, but a few atoms wide, will populate state-of-the-art processors with upwards of 13 billion transistors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph R. Carvalko Jr.
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  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Center for BioethicsYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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