Nanotechnology is often misunderstood as being just like normal robotics or even connected to artificial intelligence, but it is neither of those things. It’s a branch of technology that deals with dimensions and tolerances of less than 100 nanometers, which means manipulating atoms and molecules on an individual level. A nanometer is equal to one billionth of a meter, and it takes 100 centimeters to make a meter. That’s how small we’re talking about here. Imagine trying to work with technology at this minuscule scale – it’s virtually invisible when isolated and can be placed anywhere. But here’s the catch: many fear that this kind of technology could overtake humanity. And who can blame them? The power to manipulate matter on such a small scale is both exciting and terrifying. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the potential of nanotechnology and why it’s important to approach it with caution.
Nanotechnology could pose quite a huge threat when we develop it more. One area that has been discussed is the concept of controlling the brain. Nanoscale devices and materials are already being developed right now. Look no further than Elon Musk who has been pushing the idea of a brain chip or “Neural Link” that is supposed to help humans keep level with future artificial intelligence. Yet the problem with nanotechnology in this department is that it can be used to potentially read a person’s mind and/or invade their privacy. Small brain control can be done such as speaking to someone, making them assume they are hearing voices. This type of thing could influence a person or group’s actions. Not only could it affect them emotionally, but it could cause them to do some terrible things.