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[–] Floates 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

The article says that scientists are only now figuring out how to make the nanobots move

the field is progressing rapidly, and researchers at the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) have now found an artful way to propel such 'bots. They created a "nanoswimmer" the width of a silk fiber, made of several links of polymer and magnetic nanowires. After introducing it into a blood-like fluid, they applied an external oscillating magnetic field, propelling the nanobot the length of its body in a second.

The article headline says that nanobots will kill cancer in your body. This type of clickbait is why people are so dismissive and pessimistic about any "scientific breakthroughs" that are reported in the press.

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[–] Kinther [S] 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I see the application of nanobots being almost limitless in terms of what they can do. We're really only scratching the surface here.

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[–] 123_456 ago 

I 500% agree. The surface is just being scratched. In the future almost all medicines will be of a robotic nature.

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[–] Vloorshad ago 

I wonder if there's any work towards getting them to clear blocked arteries, or to help out with brain aneurysims. You're right, though, in that this is just the beginning.

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[–] newoldwave ago 

We are Borg. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

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[–] metawizard ago 

I think at some point, we'll probably have nanobots that break down and metabolize things like excess sugar and fats.

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[–] fbWright ago 

I saw the same kind of article lots of times in the last years. It might help in building interest with the field, but it really is just clickbait for now.

I am hopeful - but we are barely scratching the surface.

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[–] carlip ago 

Robo-jizz. ok now that is out of the way... This technology is neat! I foresee robotic veins and arteries, or at least gates to limit bleed outs, application of radiation or other targeted medicines, slow sepsis, reduce the blood in an area during surgery. I can't wait to be 80% robot.