The idea of permanently connecting people to the Internet is nothing new. Scientists and futurists agree that it will someday be possible to establish a neurointerface. We have already managed to achieve moderate success in obtaining information from the brain, but still haven’t learned how to transmit signals back into the brain. One way could be to use tiny nanorobots that layer the surface of the brain which could transmit and receive information, including visual and auditory signals.
Neurointerfaces have been making improvements for 40 years, and some results have been achieved. Recent developments that include a hardware and software system consisting of a head sensor that records brain activity and software that interprets the information. There are major development efforts aimed at the creation of all sorts of neural implants that would help paralyzed people and people with certain serious diseases. Advancements not only include implants that control movement, but also devices that allow individuals to aid hearing and vision.
Virtual reality would require a bidirectional neurointerface. It is necessary not only to read information from the brain, but also to transfer information back to it. To see a streaming image that another person is looking at, you would need to broadcast the video stream to the brain bypassing the optic tract. This is where nanobots can help. They have a number of applications including targeted drug delivery and the creation of artificial blood cells several hundred times more efficient at transferring oxygen to the body. If these robots replace just 10% of the red blood cells in the body of a half-decent athlete, the host would be able to compete in a race with an Olympic champion without even taking a breath. Or spend hours underwater without any breathing equipment.
The nanorobots of the future could be used for maintenance of our circulatory system by removing cholesterol and fat from the vessel walls. Some scholars argue that by 2020 it will be possible to implement nanorobots in the human nervous system. And it would be a revolutionary breakthrough that would pave the way to the creation of virtual reality technology that can broadcast directly into the brain. This would make it easier to establish an information network in which it would be possible to exchange ideas.
It is possible that with the advent of a global neural network, scientists would also be able to create artificial intelligence. They would have access to the brains of millions, if not billions of people. The idea of an uprising against the people by "silicon brains" may look unlikely today because of the known limitations and difficulties in developing these systems. But, the bio-nano-technologies of the future may create an AI with very different properties and capabilities.
Our experience has shown that high-end biotech companies need to work on many aspect of their projects simultaneously. They work with new, cutting-edge technology while concentrating their efforts and resources on solving burning medical and science challenges. They also need to deal with business and technical requirements. While they focus on their core business, it is difficult to put additional resources into User Interface development, solving routine technical issues, software design, refactoring, auto-testing and other tasks that are required by any serious software development project.
Our software development history is filled with successfully collaborations with many companies such as, Medoc, Rimed, and Medasense where we took care of all the common information systems tasks like UI development, Business Logic layer and APIs updates, integration and updating hardware connectivity layer, technical documentation, and auto-tests support. This allowed our clients to focus on the research and science part of the project more quickly and with much less “technical debt” in the project codebase. Take a look at our full Healthcare portfolio here.
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