Illistration essay on micronanotechnology or nanotechnology.

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Nanotechnology: Our Evolution into the Twenty-First Century

Molecular Nanotechnology, commonly referred to as Nanotechnology, will undoubtedly have a profound impact on the future and revolutionize the twenty-first century as we know it. Nanotechnology has the potential to cure all physical diseases, reverse aging, prolong or restore vital youth, open the frontiers of space, accelerate technology, shape our society and, in general, empower individuals to seek fulfillment of their wildest dreams. Nanotechnology is the ability to inexpensively fabricate complex devices, both large and small, with precise control over the arrangement of the individual atoms that constitute the device. In 1959, Richard Feynman was the first scientist to suggest that devices and materials could someday be fabricated to atomic specifications. In following years, scientists all over the world have devoted their lives to the idea of Nanotechnology and its impacts on mankind medically, technologically and socially.

For instance, imagine if a person could live until he is 100 or even 200 Years Old.

Experiments by Dr. Leonard Hayflick suggest that cells contain "clocks" that count the cell divisions and stop the process when the count gets too high. With cell repair machines that operate on the molecular level, we will be able to reset such clocks, restoring health and beauty. Our ability to design synthetic, semi-synthetic and natural molecular machinery gives us an enormous potential for curing disease and preserving life. Imagine being able to engineer drugs that would stamp out AIDS, reverse the effects of cancer, or even rebuild muscle tissue.

In addition, it is not a surprise that the effects of Nanotechnology would revolutionize technology as well. The massive amounts of processing power generated by computer manufactures these days have not been able to quench our thirst for speed and computing capacity. For example, with the advent of Nanotechnology,