Think nano has ethical problems? Just wrap your brain around neuro

March 8, 2004 | Source: Small Times

New tools to improve human performance will emerge from the convergence of nanotech, biotech, infotech and cognitive science.

When data from nanobiochips that can analyze DNA, RNA and proteins is combined with data from next-generation brain imaging systems , new tools for mental health will emerge.

Nanobiochips that can perform the basic bioanalysis functions (genomic, proteomic, biosimulation and microfluidics) at a low cost will transform biological analysis and production similar what to the microprocessor did.

Nano-imaging techniques will also play a vital role in making the analysis of neuro-molecular level events possible. Neurotechnology will be used for therapeutic ends and to improve human emotional, cognitive and sensory system performance.