Running through the dummies list of the different types of nanobots that are being developed sends me down a thrilling road of wonder. What types of jobs can we have these bots take over for our bodies?
Despite the initial hype surrounding it, the market for fitness and health-tracking wearable technology has not taken off to the extent that many analysts predicted.
Back in 2012, Harvard scientists "broke" the DNA code that allowed them to store an immense amount of data (such as movies) on non-biological DNA. "Non-biological" is the key term in that sentence. This process can store data that amounts to an unfathomable amount known as an "exabyte" (one billion gigabytes). While there is not a whole lot of information out yet as to what the price tag looks like to use DNA for data storage on a massive scale, I would imagine it would be less than the cost of storing a Yottabyte's worth of information on traditional hard drives. In order to do that, one would need a data center this size of Delaware and Rhode Island at the cost of nearly $100 TRILLION. So, it stands to reason that with the amount of digital data humans are creating, we MUST move away from magnetic storage. It is neither economically feasible nor practical to consume precious resources required to store that much data when DNA can store 107 times the amount of magnetic tape.
Made by Cynthia Breazeal, Jibo is the first social robot. Like the Google Home or Amazon's Echo, Jibo brings you a new kind of experience when it comes to owning a home robot. Unlike the competitors, Jibo reacts as if he was a living being using his robotic body to move around and his facial features to recognize different people. Not only does he refer to himself as a male, but he looks at you with his intense eyes when he is replying to a question or giving you information. You can ask him anything from "what's on the news" to "what is the weather going to be like?"
"He-llo, my name... is KUUUUUUUURIIIIIIII" The robotic voice whirred as it stuck on the name Kuri.