I read recently about an ‘origami robot’ that unfolds itself to perform remote controlled surgery in the stomach. It has just undergone laboratory tests.
The small rectangular robot is ingested in a dissolving capsule and then steered, using magnetic fields, to patch a stomach wall wound or to collect a foreign body, such as a swallowed button battery. Using magnets rather than a tether to direct it, provides greater flexibility and control.
Wow. Science is amazing.
But, how come we can do this, yet…
we can’t cure loneliness?
we can’t stop people worrying?
we can’t stop human beings commiting self abusive behaviour?
we can’t give people their self esteem back?
How many more people worry, or are lonely, or have low self esteem in comparison to those with stomach wall tears or those who swallow batteries?
Come on science, let’s pay attention to the emotional and psychological too. We need you to do great things for us.