Nanomedicine, Volume I: Basic Capabilities

© 1999 Robert A. Freitas Jr. All Rights Reserved.

Robert A. Freitas Jr., Nanomedicine, Volume I: Basic Capabilities, Landes Bioscience, Georgetown, TX, 1999


7.3.4 Dedicated Communication Organs

By analogy to implanted energy organs (Section 6.4.4), dedicated macroscopic organs may be installed in the human body to facilitate internal communications. Such organs could serve as high-capacity data storage, computation, and retransmission nodes in internal networks; as storage bays or reprogramming facilities for communicytes; as transdermal links to the outside world to permit rapid inmessaging and outmessaging, offloading of major data processing tasks to ex vivo computational resources or to dedicated computational organs (Section 10.2.5), or integration with external sensory, communications, and navigational facilities; as rf, TV, or satellite broadcast receivers, for example to receive Global Positioning System (GPS) signals or personal email; as radio signal transmitters for outmessaging; as convenient foci for multisystem or autogenous control, coordination, or data distribution; or as library nodules or personal medical history information storage devices.


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