A cyborg’s ability to manipulate space and time may not be on the horizon, but the direct interface between anatomy and technology may be closer to becoming a tangible reality than we think.
Researchers at the University of Warwick are playing gods and have reached a breakthrough in harnessing the potential benefits of “wonder” materials or 2-D structures that pave the way to minimizing the size of gadgets.
According to Science Daily, this development paves the way for current devices to become much, much smaller, more efficient, and open the door for the future development of direct implants into the human body. Imagine the countless benefits of tiny devices for health, communication and entertainment purposes conveniently embedded under the skin.
Dr. Neil Wilson of the University of Warwick has taken the first step in the unleashing of a powerful sector of the nanotechnology market in taking precise electrical measurements of 2-D structures. Wilson’s readings allow researchers to understand the precise nature of energy requirements and the behavior of atomic materials in 2-D heterostructures. These “wonder” materials provide a durable and flexible platform for the next generation of nan0-circuits. This in turn allows for exponential shrinking and an ultra-efficient overhaul of contemporary hardware.
While the Terminator may never breach the fabric between fiction and reality, in a few decades humanity may be up to the challenge.
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