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one can (never) cure cancer?
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(11-28-2014, 08:57 AM)Rynn Wrote:
(11-27-2014, 06:44 AM)iancampbell Wrote: One more thing: A medical technology that would probably cure cancer along with just about every other disease of aging is medical nanotechnology

Medical nanotechnology, AKA nanomedicine, is an entire class of medicine. It isn't a specific product so whether or not it will cure one thing or all things is neither here nor there. In the setting we have omnimed that comes close but that's composed of very generalist medibots that can give rise to hundreds of different types (that can act in very different ways from the synthesis and release of drugs to binding together to form synthetic tissues). Such technology doesn't really mature til the First Fed at least. In real life such a thing is so far beyond our current understanding that it would be meaningless to make any sort of prediction.

Fair enough. I was thinking of Drexler, who is probably an authority on nanotech insofar as there is such a person so long before it actually emerges.
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one can (never) cure cancer? - by chris0033547 - 11-25-2014, 12:48 AM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Rynn - 11-25-2014, 03:26 AM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Rynn - 01-19-2015, 09:01 PM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Rynn - 01-19-2015, 10:37 PM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Rynn - 11-26-2014, 07:06 AM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Matterplay1 - 11-26-2014, 02:55 PM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by iancampbell - 11-27-2014, 06:44 AM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Rynn - 11-28-2014, 08:57 AM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by iancampbell - 11-28-2014, 09:59 AM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Rynn - 12-24-2014, 08:31 PM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Rynn - 01-04-2015, 01:07 AM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Rynn - 01-28-2015, 03:21 AM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by QhpA - 06-13-2024, 11:40 PM

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