Hollywood has shown some movies in which nanotechnology is used to detect diseases at an early stage, or even help people to treat them before it’s too late. Today you can buy a home DNA test kit and take samples from the comfort of your home. In the same way, you’ll be able to analyze your health through the information sent by thousands of nanobots in your body. A pregnant woman will know if her baby is a boy or a girl during the first week. This can be done today with a DNA gender test, but after the 7th week. There could even be a mobile app where you would see a summary of the body’s condition. In fact, nanobots could detect if you have depression or anxiety because the body releases certain substances during these situations.

Advantages of medical nanotechnology

Some smartwatches come with a pulse reader and can analyze your sleep pattern. The problem is that this information is not entirely accurate. Nanotechnology will offer a margin of error of less than 0.01%, so the information will be reliable. Experts say the nanobots will be roaming the body through veins and arteries, analyzing every organ for abnormalities. For example, if your body requires water, but you forget to consume enough fluids, you will receive an alert on your cell phone. People suffering from diseases such as diabetes will be able to know if their blood sugar levels are about to reach critical levels. The transmission of sexual diseases could be reduced since a person would receive an alert the instant the virus enters their body.

Disadvantages of medical nanotechnology

When 5G technology began to be installed in some countries, many people began to spread the rumor that the government was using such technology to spy on people. While it is true that nanotechnology can be used to track people, it can also help eradicate problems. For example, if a person commits a crime, nanotechnology will be able to detect it. People’s distrust of governments is one of the biggest disadvantages of this type of technology. Another disadvantage is the cost. Only the wealthiest people or those living in developed countries will enjoy the advantages of nanotechnology. This gives some countries an advantage over others. In fact, some scientists argue that nanotechnology could be used to improve people’s ability to learn. A population that can learn more tends to outperform others that are less privileged. There is still a lot to do in order to achieve a balance.