As a kid you probably remember watching TV shows or movies about how people shrink themselves down into tiny submarines and journey into the bodies of others. The Magic School Bus did an entire episode on this, and while it was educational and entertaining, it was also highly unrealistic. Until now.
Scientists from M.I.T. have invented a robot that can do just that. They are calling this mini robotic doctor the origami robot. The origami bot is made from pig guts and is folded up into tiny pill form where it is frozen and ready for consumption. Once swallowed the machine is supposed to melt and unfold inside your stomach. Origami bot will be able to repair any wounds inside your tummy and dislodge anything in its path.
The robot is so sophisticated that they can even control it to find the exact location of the problem. If the thought of swallowing a robot terrifies you don’t worry because it is made from the same part of the pig that we use to encase our sausages. So it’s almost like swallowing a very small sample of pork sausages. Pork sausages that happen to fix your stomach. This is a huge advancement in health care and technology. Instead of having to pump or open up someone’s stomach they can now just swallow a simple pill.
On the other hand, the issue with this is that we would have robots living inside us. What used to be a major theme in sci-fi movies is now the reality that we live in. Technology is a great tool for medical advancement, but how far will we take it? We are still pretty far away from having our arms turn into laser cannons, but morphing technology with the human body is now a reality.