nano something is one billionth of whatever you're measuring.
For example, a nano second is one billionth of a second. What
does this have to do with nutrition? I don't know yet -- of
all the chapters, this subject is the one I know least about.
What we're talking about here is nanotechnology applied to
nutrition. Since I know next to nothing about it, it's the
chapter that will require the most research. I have an intuitive
sense that there's something for us here. I've been intrigued
by statements like this one (I've underlined the parts that
hint of a direct application to nutrition):
will make us healthy and wealthy though not necessarily wise.
In a few decades, this emerging manufacturing technology will
let us inexpensively arrange atoms and molecules in most of
the ways permitted by physical law. It will let us make supercomputers
that fit on the head of a pin and fleets of medical nanorobots
smaller than a human cell able to eliminate cancer, infections,
clogged artieries, and even old age. People will look
back on this era with the same feelings we have toward medieval
times-when technology was primitive and almost everyone lived
in poverty and died young.
computers billions of times more powerful than today's, and
new medical capabilities that will heal and cure in cases
that are now viewed as utterly hopeless, this new and
very precise way of fabricating products will also eliminate
the pollution from current manufacturing methods. Molecular
manufacturing will make exactly what it is supposed to make,
no more and no less, and therefore won't make pollutants."
Ralph Merkle, Zyvex Corp.
Billionth-size cellular and nutrient molecules programmed
to operate optimally, traveling through your bloodstream,
eliminating all your defects, and no manufacturing pollutants?
This is worth investigating.
more to come