One of the biggest reasons why the 20th and 21st century have witnessed a number of technological advancements is the need for speed. A lot of tasks require efficiency. What is greatly appreciated in a workaholic generation right now is the ability to do or to produce a lot of things in a short period of time. What is MORE greatly appreciated is the ability to multitask and not everyone can multitask. That is why multitasking is impressive. Of course, the multitasking should not sacrifice the efficiency of the outcome.
The human mind naturally needs focus to perform a certain task. When it is trained, it can do multiple tasks at once. And there are times when it can get confused as it is trying to process the commands at the same time. This is the same when you open a number of tabs on your computer. The computer will buffer for a certain time for it to analyze the different commands at once. Because of this great need, simple and complex machines, gadgets, and software that can perform a long pile of tasks in a time that may be impossible for a man can do have been invented.
Having problems in handling big numbers? Calculators will solve your problem. Copying a long list of notes? You can just take pictures of them. Going to the 30th floor of your boss’ office? Elevators or escalators will save your knees. Sending a letter to your loved ones abroad? Emails will convey it just as how you want them to be. The common denominator out of all these are their results which are instant or quick. With the fast pace of developments and happenings, even day-to-day activities of people also require things to happen FAST. There is a need to do something INSTANTLY. That is why there are prominent fast food chains, beauty clinics and products that can instantly whiten the skin or that can instantly slim down the body bumps, rush ID, instant food like noodles, and all other stuff that allows haste.
What everyone wants right now is instant results. Students are given assignments and projects that are expected to be passed during the deadline. Teachers are given deadlines to pass their records, too. An employee is expected to comply with the tasks within the day of what was given to him or her by his or her boss. May it be at school or at the workplace, the ability to perform tasks with speed is needed.
These speedy work has chances to result in inefficient outcomes, but not with the latest technology that experts have created! Welcome to the world of Nanotechnology Biocomputers! Okay, that may be too technical to understand. So, before we delve deeper as to what this technology offers, let us dissect it word by word. Nanotechnology is the study and application of extremely minute objects that can be used for the advancement of the sciences like chemistry, physics, biology, or even engineering. The unit nanometer is the smallest out of all. Compress the Earth 50 million times or more, you get a soccer ball size. Compress 50 million times more and you get a nano material. That’s how small the objects are being studied. This study is about matter on a molecular and atomic scale that can be manipulated by scientists. And the smaller a particle is, the better and faster it can enter and carry out tasks. Nanotech is performing wonders in the field of medicine like how revolutionizing it is to detect and treat damages to the human body. Whoever thought that particles could already undergo operations like adding or removing electrons to or from them. Nanotech is also being applied in military armaments where nano materials like carbon nanotubes that are lighter and stronger than steel are used in parts of armors and equipments.
Nanotechnology is paired up with Biocomputers. A Biocomputer works like a powerful computer that has a CPU as its brain and DNA as its software. You heard it right, a DNA does the trick. Biocumputers are equipped with living cells that allow it to store information, perform complicated equations, and process and retrieve data. So, why the DNA? A DNA has an immense storage capacity where a single gram of it can store information of what 1 trillion compact discs can hold. One word, amazing! With this capability, it is hard for scientists not to take advantage of it in order to create even better technological feats. This time, scientists are making computers tap to the capacity of DNA on holding complex blueprints of organisms. You could say that biocomputers are not just smart, but really alive! Usual computers transform commands in qubits (1’s and 0’s) while biocomputers perform commands moved by atoms, molecules, or particles.
With nanotech’s possibility of particle manipulation and biocomputing’s endowment of DNA to perform complex tasks, their combination offers endless possibilities that would put the world in awe. A group of researchers at Lund University in Sweden has fabricated a biological computer that uses nanotechnology. It can answer mathematical equations FASTER than the usual ones and is more energy efficient. Now who would not want that! This computer possesses molecular motors that carry out tasks in living cells. An example is one that can be found in human muscle cells, the myosin. The myosin moves protein filaments that are made up of actin along an artificial path that direct the filaments’ movement. Put simply, it participates in the building of a maze-like structure of nano-based channels that move along certain instructional paths. The solution in the maze corresponds to an answer of a calculation. What’s more is that many particles find their ways at the maze at once. That’s what we call instant!
How nanotechnology and biocomputers work may be complex to understand. How much more when these two combine their capacities! Their reason of being boils down to performing multiple complex calculations or tasks in a short period of time that you can ever think of. With nanotechnology biocomputing, processes that were once just imaginations in the past have progressed into becoming realities!