Nanobots are basically extremely tiny robots, so tiny that we cannot see a single one with the naked eye. Although it sounds like science fiction, some scientists are attempting to increase the performance of the human brain by inserting these nanobots into our body.
Ray Kurzweil is an author and inventor who works in Google’s Machine Learning Project. He believes that this might just be the next step in human evolution. He claims that by 2030, we would be in a world where humans can use nanobots to connect to the outside world.
The idea behind this is that these nanobots can potentially tap into a human brain’s neocortex. These nanobots can also connect to cloud networks which would practically connect a human brain to the internet. This could mean that humans would be able to send emails to each other via their brains.
In an event organized by Singularity University at Moffett Field in California and TheWorldPost, Ray Kurzweil spoke about the idea of implanting nanobots in human brains. He believes that this process will not only provide a connection between a cloud network and a brain but it will also make humans become more ‘God-like’.
“There is beauty, love and creativity and intelligence in the world, and it all comes from the neocortex.” he said.
“We are going to be able to expand the neocortex and so we are going to become more God-like.
“We are going to add additional levels of abstraction and create more profound means of expression so we are going to be more musical, we are going to be funnier, we are going to be sexier and be better at expression more loving sentiments”
Ray Kurzweil believes in the potential of nanobots, but this belief isn’t shared with some other scientists who have warned that this idea will not be as practical as hypothesized. They claim that nanobots could be more considerably used in transporting drugs to certain cells in the body.
Some scientists are even having signs of fear as Artificial Intelligence gets more and more sophisticated. All the skepticism and fears will make it challenging to get an approval for injecting people with nanobots.