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Cyborgs Could Be Ten Thousand Times Stronger Than Humans

I'm still slowly going through Rob Freitas' book chapter in the Future of Aging volume, there's an interesting part where he lists the immense benefits of nanomedical robots. Since I am especially interested in materials science I thought this part on materials was interesting:

Superior Materials. Typical biological materials have tensile failure strengths in the 106-107 N/m2 range, with the strongest biological materials such as wet compact bone having a failure strength of ~108 N/m2, all of which compare poorly to ~109 N/m2 for good steel, ~1010 N/m2 for sapphire, and ~1011 N/m2 for diamond and carbon fullerenes (Freitas 1999aa), again showing a 103-105 fold strength advantage for mechanical systems that use nonbiological, and especially diamondoid, materials. Nonbiological materials can be much stiffer, permitting the application of higher forces with greater precision of movement, and they also tend to remain more stable over a larger range of relevant conditions including temperature, pressure, salinity and pH. Proteins are heat sensitive in part because much of the functionality of their structure derives from the noncovalent bonds involved in folding, which are broken more easily at higher temperatures. In diamond, sapphire, and many other rigid materials, structural shape is covalently fixed, hence is far more temperature-stable. Most proteins also tend to become dysfunctional at cryogenic temperatures, unlike diamond-based mechanical structures (Freitas 1999ab), so diamondoid nanorobots could more easily be used to repair frozen cells and tissues.

I thought it was interesting that steel is about ten times stronger than wet compact bone, and that sapphire is ten times that, and diamond/fullerenes ten times that. Imagine replacing all your flesh and bone with fullerene materials that perform the same functions.

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Reading this puts into perspective how biological efforts to improve the human body still leave you with what is essentially an unstable tower of delicate stringy proteins and water. The tower is so unstable that it requires realtime balancing to even stay upright, and a stiff breeze can knock it down.

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  1. I won’t go into the g.u.t. physics,but synthetic biology is superior to true nanotechnology. It has feature for feature parity, and lower energy consumption and zero maintenance, it is self-regenerating immortal.

  2. Please, go into the GUT physics.

  3. GUT is digital physics, and probably can include the ideas of tipler regarding the omega point. In all likelyhood we’re dealing with a cellular automata simulation on a naturally ocurring atemporal mathematical realist infinite capacity abstract computer.

    Why digital physics? Because if we take the agi axiom that a turing machine can eventually match and exceed the human brain in feature parity, it means binary 1d physics is sufficient.

    If binary the simplest language to code information cannot be used for the final theory not only can’t computers not understand physics but in all likelyhood neither can the human brain.

    Any programmer knows that fundamentally n-dimensional arrays are equivalent to 1d arrays, they’re merely different way to index the array.

    Of course saying omega point, digital physics or the like will get your posts erased at your local physics forum, and might actually get you banned.

    • Since the universe seems computable, even a simple cellular automata such as the game of life with the right initial highly ordered pattern, should suffice, as if I recall correctly it is turing complete in its rules.

    • There is an unstated connection between the infinite and the finite, the continuous and the discrete. It is the key to agi, and to the nature of understanding the fundamental nature of reality. The number of possible experiences is finite.

      Mathematics may be infinite, but infinity is merely the repetition of combinatorially finite discrete states.

  4. As for why synthetic biology is more efficient it is simply to do with floating easily repairable components and lower precision than postulated nanotechnological robots. More atomic precision means less entropy and means greater order and higher energy costs to run and operate, not to mention maintenance, as cellular architecture has proven immortal in nature.

    Feature parity is assuming additional nanomachines are incorporated into the synthetic biology cells, no reason why we can’t have the best of both worlds, the zero maintenance immortality of life with the features of nanotech machinery.

    • We know that unicellular lifeforms can harness nuclear energy products. One of the key questions is whether eukaryote multicellular organsisms can do the same.

      If you could use lead and a fission reactor a fully closed matter recycling cycle could be engaged and co2 reconverted back into oxygen. Neither breathing nor eating would be necessary to live, skin of course would not be shed to conserve matter and hair would remain at a constant length.

  5. Well silk is kind of strong, 6 times as strong as steel (and flexible) , and silk is just a long chain of amino acids.

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