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Welcome to the future!

It is an exciting time at the UANT's Future Technologies Research and Development Commission. Our mission is to utilize the latest research in emerging technologies and convert knowledge and energy into usable products for the world market. Working with certain technology clusters and interrelated fields (such as robotics, A.I. and nanotech) that are critical to human success in the 21st Century, we are preparing to fight large-scale problems like global warming and poverty. Please find here on our website the areas of R+D we are currently working on:

Biotechnology. Given a bad name through the modern usage of terms like bio-terrorism and biological weapon, biotechnology holds much promise for improving the lot of many people in the world, from the poorest to the wealthiest. In the example at right, a simple cellular mutuation executed by UANT biochemists allows the enzyme in the foreground to deflect an oncoming virus looking for somewhere to take up host and multiply. Due to this modified enzyme, the virus will not be able to replicate itself.

Nanotechnology. "Techno-utopianism" is a term (sometimes used with a negative connotation) to describe the idea that technology can better the human condition in this century, and this is the philosophy adopted by the Commission. Nanotechnology is one example of this. UANT researchers are using microsopic robots to replace molecules that are essential to the structure of a complex system yet are in danger of failing. The nanobot enters the system, hones in on the weakpoint, and attacks that particular spot, knocking the weak molecule out and taking its place. In the figure, note how the nanobots are cleaning the molecule in a robot's circuitry.

Robotics. Isaac Asimov popularized the idea of 'robot', which he imagined even assuming human form. Today, robotics is not only a big business but still an emerging technology.

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.). "Waking up" machines to consciousness has fascinated scientists for decades.

Weather Control and Global Warming. On Antarctica, we have a special role to play in weather control. It is a myth that global warming "benefits" cold-weather climes like Iceland, Spitsburgen and Antarctica. In reality, no one benefits from global warming, as it changes the ecosystem into one that human beings did not adapt to and would be at a considerable discomforting disadvantage.