Humanity is facing, today, a series of global challenges, including: eradicating poverty, provide drinkable water to all human beings, ensure that everyone has access to organic food, remediate the environment and reduce pollution, create affordable ecologically-friendly transportation, improve security across the world, provide high-quality education for all, create affordable healthcare for everyone, engage in space exploration, protect humanity from global pandemics, ensure global political stability, and, maintain global peace.
I firmly believe that, working together, we can solve these challenges and we can create a better world for everyone. The solution for most of these global challenges is likely to include the use of advanced technology, including: biotechnology, nanotechnology, super-computing, neuro-technology, 3D printing, robotics, and other emerging technologies. These rapidly emerging technologies are expected to empower us to collectively solve most of today’s global challenges. That is why, investing in science and technology is crucial for Humanity.
Personally, I am committed to do everything I can, to help solve these global challenges, and provide my contribution to make the world a better place for everyone. We are standing on the shoulders of giants, and now is the time for every single one of us to give our individual contribution. I invite you to join this quest, in this very special moment in Human History.
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The Internet comprises a decentralized global system that serves humanity’s collective effort to generate, process, and store data, most of which is handled by the rapidly expanding cloud. A stable, secure, real-time system may allow for interfacing the cloud with the human brain. One promising strategy for enabling such a system, denoted here as a “human brain/cloud interface” (“B/CI”), would be based on technologies referred to here as “neuralnanorobotics.” Future neuralnanorobotics technologies are anticipated to facilitate accurate diagnoses and eventual cures for the ~400 conditions that affect the human brain. Neuralnanorobotics may also enable a B/CI with controlled connectivity between neural activity and external data storage and processing, via the direct monitoring of the brain’s ~86 x 10^9 neurons and ~2 x 10^14 synapses. Subsequent to navigating the human vasculature, three species of neuralnanorobots (endoneurobots, gliabots, and synaptobots) could traverse the blood–brain barrier (BBB), enter the brain parenchyma, ingress into individual human brain cells, and autoposition themselves at the axon initial segments of neurons (endoneurobots), within glial cells (gliabots), and in intimate proximity to synapses (synaptobots).
Neuronanorobotics is the application of medical nanorobots to the human brain. This paper proposes three specific classes of neuronanorobots, named endoneurobots, gliabots and synaptobots, which together can non-destructively map and monitor the structural changes occurring on the 86 x 109 neurons and the 2.42 x 1014 synapses in the human brain, while also recording the synaptic-processed 4.31 x 1015 spikes/sec carrying electrical functional information processed in the neuronal and synaptic network.
Neuronanorobotics, a key future medical technology that can enable the preservation of human brain information, requires appropriate nanosensors. Action potentials encode the most resource-intensive functional brain data. This paper presents a theoretical design for electrical nanosensors intended for use in neuronanorobots to provide non-destructive, in vivo, continuous, real-time, single-spike monitoring of action potentials initiated and processed within the ~86 × 109 neurons of the human brain as intermediated through the ~2.4 × 1014 human brain synapses. The proposed ~3375 nm3 FET-based neuroelectric nanosensors could detect action potentials with a temporal resolution of at least 0.1 ms, enough for waveform characterization even at the highest human neuron firing rates of 800 Hz.
In business, Dr. Martins created his own company to fund his education. Along the way, several academic awards and grants contributed to his necessary funding strategy.
The human brain is unique because it is the only body organ that cannot, even in principle, be transplanted from a donor without fundamentally altering the individual persona of the recipient patient.
Useful Planet, in its essence, has an entrepreneurial spirit, ready to embrace new directions. For this reason, it has a continuous desire to improve society in the most diverse areas.
Dr. Martins published papers include a nanosensor theoretical design for in vivo monitoring of human brain action potentials.
Information is probably one of the most fundamental building block of reality. Automated systems are required to collect, organize, store and communicate information.
Dr. Martins has started his business experiences by creating his own company to fund his education. Along the way, several academic awards and grants contributed to his necessary funding strategy.
Dr. Martins has a degree in mathematical education and has extensively studied education since his first years in college. He has always been fascinated by the gap between education theories and education reality. Dr. Martins was a five consecutive year awarded student.
One of Dr. Martins published papers, apart from other conclusions, contains the world’s most precise estimate of the quantity of information processed in a whole human brain, and in all its main subregions, an estimate solidly grounded in experimental electrophysiological data.
The Future is uncertain… but also built by individual and collective efforts… This (somehow) dicotomy is fascinating, and has always persuaded Dr. Martins interest.