Brain chip size: 100 microns. A monocyte blood cell is 20 microns. How long will it take before we get “smart vaccines”?

Brown University:

Researchers take step toward next-generation brain-computer interface system

“Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are emerging assistive devices that may one day help people with brain or spinal injuries to move or communicate. BCI systems depend on implantable sensors that record electrical signals in the brain and use those signals to drive external devices like computers or robotic prosthetics.”

Neurograins

“”Neurograins” are fully wireless microscale implants that may be deployed to form a large-scale network of untethered, distributed, bidirectional neural interfacing nodes capable of active neural recording and electrical microstimulation.”

“An individual neurograin microdevice measures on the scale of 100 microns, and integrates microelectronic chiplets bearing circuitry for radio frequency energy-harvesting, neural sensing, cortical microstimulation and sophisticated networked bidirectional wireless telemetry, implemented using cutting-edge complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology.”

Computers can get very small. The size of the most basic “computer” in 2018 was only 0,3 mm.

Michigan News (University of Michigan):

U-M researchers create world’s smallest ‘computer’

“Now, the Michigan team has gone even smaller, with a device that measures just 0.3 mm to a side—dwarfed by a grain of rice.”

“The reason for the curiosity is that IBM’s claim calls for a re-examination of what constitutes a computer. Previous systems, including the 2x2x4mm Michigan Micro Mote, retain their programming and data even when they are not externally powered.”

“Unplug a desktop computer, and its program and data are still there when it boots itself up once the power is back. These new microdevices, from IBM and now Michigan, lose all prior programming and data as soon as they lose power.”

A single photon can function as a transistor in a chip. Science Daily:

Semiconductor quantum transistor opens the door for photon-based computing

Scientific Reports (Nature):

Single-photon transistor based on cavity electromagnetically induced transparency with Rydberg atomic ensemble

All in all it’s therefore likely that we’ll see “smart vaccines” in the future and/or chips injected in the blood stream for other purposes.

If you think vaccine skepticism was bad during the Covid pandemic you can look forward to a delightful Monty Python circus of max paranoia when computers in the future become small enough to be injected into the blood stream. It’s going to be very LOL to see people freak out during the next pandemic.

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