Human Body Digitalization and Early Warning Benefits

Human Body Digitalization and Early Warning Benefits

Cezar Scarlat (Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania), Florin Popescu (Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania) and Claudia Maria Surugiu (Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 23
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6939-8.ch004

Abstract

Human body digitalization, in other words, “mating” with technology, is characterized by a fusion of technologies that shrinks the boundaries of physical, digital, and biological world. For a long time, humans have been considered the pinnacle of evolution: that humanity has achieved its evolutionary peak and has nothing to evolve into. Today those who try to foresee the future of mankind and his evolution are thinking of cyborg image, a combination of a biological creature and a technological masterpiece. Electronics world is progressing at a very fast rate and today there are many revolutionary ideas, projects already underway that will end up being traded tomorrow or in a few years. The three authors, specialized in electronic field, predict that with the unprecedented development of electronics, there will be also a major change of paradigm in medicine, security, transportation, as well as in industrial business and marketing arena.
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Introduction

  • Do we want to have extremely advanced Nano-particles constantly crawling in our body to monitor and warn diseases?

  • Do we want to receive warnings about the imminence of a danger to a loved one?

  • Do we want to avoid traffic accidents that can cost human lives?

  • Do we want to download the contents of a 1000 pages book into our implanted chip in less than a second?

  • Do we want to access in real time the business/project database that we run from wherever we are, and to receive about possible failures?

Welcome to the New Brave World of “Human Body Digitalization”!

For a long time, humanity considered that achieved its evolutionary peak and nothing to evolve. Today those who try to foresee the future of humankind and his evolution are thinking of cyborg image, a combination of a biological creature and a technological masterpiece (Popescu, F. & Scarlat, Cz. 2017). Figure 1 illustrates the long road to human body digitalization - “mating” with technology.

Figure 1.

Human body digitalization: “mating” with technology (Sott.net)

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Electronics world is progressing at a very fast rate and today there are many revolutionary ideas, projects already underway that will end up “tomorrow” or in a few years. The three authors, specialized in electronic field, predict that with the unprecedented development of electronics, there will be also a major change of paradigm in medicine, security, transportation, as well as in industrial business and marketing arena.

The study focuses on four directions of analysis:

  • Firstly is presented a short historical evolution of electronic world.

  • Secondly is analyzed the brave new world of chips and biometrics.

  • Thirdly subcutaneous devices - merger of biological and electronic world.

  • Eventually, authors predict and discuss how chips and biometrics networks within human body could help as Early Warning (EWS) system for medicine, for a safer society, for traffic safety, for managers and marketers in new business model in marketing arena and for managing complex large-scale industrial projects in transnational environment.

The general idea of warning is a broad concept. Military systems and security agencies have used Early warning systems in order to identify threats and risks to national security. Nowadays, however, besides military organizations and security agencies, the concept of early warning system is used with great success in the international security environment stability (UN, NATO, OSCE, etc.), environmental protection, natural disasters prediction, control epidemics, protection of critical infrastructure, business and project management predictions (Popescu, Fl., Scarlat Cz., 2015). From the author’s perspective, early warning concept applies to almost any areas in which it is important to obtain clues as soon as possible about problems, some emerging.

The trigger point to approach concept of early warning from the perspective of human body digitalization process was the fact that last year, in 2016, in Davos, were discussed and anticipated the future drivers of changing the world of economy, medicine, security, industry and marketing strategy and from the point of view of the authors of this futuristic study, global strategists have failed to take into account the human body digitalization process.

The purpose of this work was to shape a new early warning systems dimension in support of humanity with the help of advanced technologies incorporated within the human body. This research is a very new futuristic approach, which tries to see beyond the borders of traditional early warning systems.

The study resulted from an office research, analyzing different sources of information in the field of new technologies. The present paper aims to warn different fields as medicine, security, traffic safety, business and project management on the evolution to a new technology incorporated within the human body. Authors have had this goal because they consider that the digitalization of the human body will most likely conduct to a radical transformation of humanity.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Bearer Computer: Special electronic circuits, whiskers, turned and mounted on a thin rubber substrate with elastic properties similar to skin.

Chips: An electronic circuit whose components, such as transistors and resistors, are etched or deposited on a single slice of semiconductor material to produce a microchip.

Human Body Digitalization: The use of embedded new technology in the human body.

CICRET Bracelet: Displays intelligent mobile phones screen on the arm holder.

Mating With Technology: A combination of a biological creature and a technological masterpiece.

Spintronic: The use of the fundamental property of particles known as “electronic spin” for processing information.

Early Warning Concept: Early warning concept applies to almost any areas in which it is important to obtain clues as soon as possible about problems, some emerging.

Electronic Tattoo: Epidermal electronic system, a special electronic circuit, very thin, placed directly on the skin, designed to stretch, to twist, and receive information from body movements.

Memristor: Combines electrons with electronically charged ions or atoms.

Subcutaneous Devices: Merger of biological and electronic world.

Injectable Camera: Very small camera that takes pictures inside the human body.

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