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


7.4.2 Inmessaging from Patient or User

Autogenous command and control (Chapter 12) gives a patient or user the ability to issue instructions directly to nanodevices present in his or her body. Patient or user inmessaging is an important enabling technology for autogenous control, wherein a human being manipulates a consciously controlled variable, which manipulation is then detectable by in vivo nanodevices. Once the message is received by even a single nanorobot, the information may be rapidly multiplied and passed along to other nanorobots using an internal communications network.


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