You will submit a draft of your Historical Timeline and Predecessor Assessment. This portion of the Course Project will include a historical timeline that diagrams at least three predecessors to the emergent technology and a written assessment explaining how these technologies influenced the development of the current technology (roughly two pages, APA format). This section should include the following: A visual historical timeline that diagrams at least three predecessors to the emergent technology An assessment on how these three technologies influenced the development of the current technology Intext APAformatted citations with a reference page The assessment should be well written and should incorporate proper grammar and no spelling errors. It should incorporate an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Please follow this context: Introduction Nano sensors and the online Nano things are some of the latest advancements in the field of technology in the recent years. Studies project that the discovery and continued internet use to reach 30 millionth mark of connected devices by 2020. Scholars also argue that Nano sensors and things would play an integral role in various aspects of life. The Internet of Nano Things and Nano Sensors The Internet of Nano Things and Nano Sensors can circulate in the human body and also embeddable in construction material which will make them revolutionize the future of nearly all areas of life. Chapline (2010) points out that they will make tremendous contributions to the transportation industry, drug production, medicine, architecture, and agriculture, among others. Since the Internet of Nano Things and Nano Sensors also have Nanomaterials as their active features, they will also influence the nature and character of beings. Chapline holds that these sensors have a range of viable ways through which they will influence the mentioned aspects of human life, including topdown lithography, molecular selfassembly, and bottomup assembly. From a general perspective, both the Internet of Nano Things and Nano Sensors have already made tremendous advancements in life, and more developments are yet to take place (Chapline, 2010). For example, some of the highly advanced nanosensors were designed using synthetic biology tools to restructure singlecelled organisms such as the bacteria. The goal in such developments is to upgrade simple bicomputers that use bacteria and DNA to target specific chemicals and store small bits of information. Next, the bicomputers report their status through either emitting signals that are easy to detect or to change color. Currently, a Cambridgebased Synlogic works on the commercialization of computationally enabled probiotic bacteria strains to cure rare metabolic disorders. Studies show that the use of cellular nanosensors applies to other nonbiological areas, such as carbon nanotubes which act as wireless nanoantennas due to the ability to sense and send signals. Other external devices ‘connected’ to them can then integrate data from the carbon nanotubes to generate detailed maps that can show any slight change in chemical concentrations, environmental conditions, magnetic fields, electrical currents, vibration, and light. The Challenges Although shifting from the use of Nano Sensors to the Internet of Nano Things (IoNT) could be considered inevitable, it would come with several challenges. For example, integrating all the components required by a selfpowered nanodevice to transmit a signal to the internet or detect a change. Other challenges in making the transition include safety and privacy issues. Implanting any nanodevice into the body could provoke immune reactions or even prove toxic to the internal organs. The technology could also come with increased surveillance. For that reason, the best way to handle these shortfalls starts with applications that avoid the emergence of the vexing issue. In particular, the initial applications should involve simpler nanosensors while industrial processing should start off with noninfectious microorganisms and simple plants. Conclusion The Nano Sensors to the Internet of Nano Things are already in use, and their continued use only points towards further developments are likely to take place. Some of the advancements of nano sensors include the synthetic biology, drug manufacturing, and agriculture. Studies show that they are usable in nonbiological materials, such as the production of wireless nanoantennas. In this research, the author also demonstrated that the transition from nanosensors to the Internet of Nano Things would open new avenues for future developments. However, such a move will require handling of some of the challenges associated with nanosensors.
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