Benefits Of Nanotechnology In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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A new technology is being created every day in this fast growing world, and a majority of them are helping the human society in some way shape or form. Technologies today are being created to have multifarious effects that will help improve the quality of humanity. But, with all good things there will be some “unintended consequences … and revenge effects” as stated by Tenner who suggests that there was no human invention ever that completely fulfilled its intended uses or completely ignore the unintended effects (Tenner). Tenner reaches his conclusion about the revenge effects by referring to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. In Frankenstein Victor creates the creature to help mankind and improve their lives, but eventually, the creature ends…show more content…
Researchers and scientists are planning on developing red blood cells that will be able to hold 200% more oxygen the natural ones can and turn a regular human being into a superhuman. To make the dream of becoming a superhuman come true, the artificial cells need to contain reactive oxygen, an isotope of the natural oxygen, which once inside the human body it leads to “oxidative stress, activation of signaling pathways, and apoptosis” (Gwinn). The oxygen isotope inside the nanobot might be capable of providing super strengths to humans but once the body intakes these oxygen molecules it will combine with the proteins that usually combine with the regular oxygen and change the shape of the protein molecules. Entirely changing the proteins, causing major catastrophes inside the body such as cell deaths, and toxification. Another major consequence in using nanotechnology in the medical field, especially veterinary is the “toxic pulmonary responses in animals,” because of the diverse anatomy and physiology that they possess their bodies react completely different to this technology compared to the human body (Gwinn). Testing these nanobots on many species of animals have proved that the materials used to build them does not completely go hand in hand with the anatomy of the animals. The compounds inside the bots caused changes to the molecular structure of some of the important cells inside the animals, generating noxious chemicals that eventually kill the animals. Nanotechnology in the medical field is supposed to make doctors work easy, so many scientists are developing nanobots that will help doctors perform surgeries as they are being controlled by a remote. Many questions arise when these kinds of procedures are used to perform surgeries inside the human body, one being what happens if the doctors lose control of bots and

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