Scientists at Harvard are hard at work using nano-wires that reach into tissues and and read electrical signals created by cells. The idea is to merge nano-electronics with living tissue in a way that you would barely be able to tell the difference between the living tissue and the electronic components. This could lead to major advances in medical science and provide us with amazingly precise information about cell structure and how each cell interacts with each other.
Harvard’s scientists are also trying to create a ‘Cyborg Tissue’ by integrating nano-electronic device arrays with synthetic tissue. Basically, innervating it or supplying the synthetic tissue with nerves. Imagine how this could be tied into human tissue and how we might somehow be able to have cyborg hands or limbs that can transmit the sensation of touch to our brains. The possibilities seem endless and the research is inspiring to say the least.
Is anyone else hearing terminator music in their head?
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