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:
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.
"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
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
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.