So you thought smartphones were the smallest computers? Think again.
Introducing… The Medicine That Monitors You.
It’s not exactly a full-blown computer (just yet—you never know what the future holds). At the moment, this innovation, which comes in the form of a small oblong pill, is more like a ‘microscopic robot,’ according to Eric E. Schmidt, executive chairman of Google. That is, a microscopic robot which keeps track of your bodily functions and wirelessly transmits important data to your doctor.
The way these pills work is that they contain miniscule sensors and transmitters. Once you swallow them, they begin their work. They have been designed to be indigestible in order to maximize efficiency and function, so there’s no worry of them being eaten up by your insides—at $46 a pill, recycling is all the rage.
"Mr. More, we have your test results. You're in great health except for one thing........we found a computer in your stomach!"
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