Sunday, April 10, 2005

Nano or no-no?

Can a Lifewave patch increase energy and stamina by 40% using nanotechnology? (Google Answers)

    lifewaveI am the webmaster and publisher of the WorldWide Scam Network, a non-profit consumer advocate watchdog web site. We are currently investigating a company called "Lifewave" which is marketing a patch that claims to increase energy, stamina and endurance by up to 40% within 10 minutes of application.

    This patch is non-transdermal - no chemicals or substances are transferred while wearing this patch. They claim to use nanotechnology and nanoantennas that communicate with your body "like a cell phone" telling it to create "more energy, please." This is their description as to how the patches work: More here

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Anonymous said...

Short answer: no.

Long answer: Hell no.

Anonymous said...


Howard, do you think this flood of modern talismans undermines the credibility of the real devices and proposals to come that really can keep their far-out promises? And if so, how severely? So far, the image of nanotechnology the public has is mostly shaped by such lucky charms and 'Prey', if I judge that right.

Howard Lovy said...

Now, there's a great gimmick for the nano-food "industry," a new nanocoating on Lucky Charms marshmallows. Blue diamonds, red stars, etc., and Green Goo!

Sorry, had to get that out of my system. In answer to your question, no, I don't think it will have any impact on nanotech's image. In fact, now that the opportunists (and God bless-em, really, since I'm proud to live in the land of opportunity ...) have climbed onboard there might really be something to this nano thing.

I don't think I need to tell this crowd "caveat emptor nano."

However, treat everything you read with the same sort of skepticism. Just because a government agency or investment expert says something is "nano" that doesn't make it so. Remember, you're on NanoBot, where I encourage the premise that there are hucksters everywhere trying to pull a fast one.

Do you remember what first got you excited about nanotechnology? I'm sure you did not spend long hours of your childhood dreaming about the day you'll become a purveyor of stain-resistant pants.


Anonymous said...

> I'm sure you did not spend long
> hours of your childhood dreaming
> about the day you'll become a
> purveyor of stain-resistant pants.

Actually I did! The pants, and quasi-immortality lived through in sustainable wealth, to be exact. Minus the pants.

Anonymous said...

I think you don't know what you are talking about! I Truly know that the patches work. And I think your site will keep others from finding out for themselves. Some people can't make up their own minds so you do it for them without Knowing anything about it. YOU ARE FULL OF S--T!!!