Obviously, the technology has a long way to go
The technology is still very immature -- in fact, when announcing the winners, the Nobel Prize committee actually compared the molecular motor at its current stage to that of the auto industry in the 1830s. There's quite a way to go to make these things safe and capable of doing what we want them to with precision.
That's not to say we won't see benefits from this sort of technology in our lifetime. Winning the Nobel Prize has put molecular machinery in the spotlight, exciting researchers and, more importantly, the institutions that fund them. Thanks to that, we may see advancements at a much faster clip than is being forecast.
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