It's in the field of Science and I'm no Scientist. It's not a topic I should be reviewing. However it's THE buzzword of the century and the forefront of technology & what's to come in the next decade and century. Hence, the need to be informed about it just as we needed to know about IT & ET!
I first read about it in a magazine article on the plane a few months ago. The headline is China is big in Nanotech. China, (tick!) I know all about China. Nanotech, what the H is that? I haven't been on Discovery Channel for almost 2 years (granted), but I haven't seen much of Nanotech on the net either. Right, I found out now that I haven't been looking hard enough and in the right places! All I've seen was the financial chaos spilled over from Wall Street! Can't help but see it since my portfolio was shrinking by the hour!!! That's highly depressing!
As the dust settles (a friend of mine loves to say this) and the world comes to term with what Alan Greenspan termed as something that happens only once in a 100 years (and we are all so lucky as to live in this century, oh boy!), a more positive outlook begins to emerge this year. And with that, my brain begins to function normally and see things outside the rhealm of economics & finance! No, I'm sitll recovering and after the ICU of 2008 one needs to focus one's attention on something less tragic and more hopeful. That's when Nanotech begins to emerge as a concept and something to look forward to in the future. Out of desperation, our world needs to be innovative again! And by that I mean truly innovative as in producing something and NOT just innovative on the books like the bankers and speculators had been doing in the last decade! Nanotech is not a bubble or hype and it shall not burst (HOPEFULLY!)!
Nanotech, or nanotechnology is the study of the control of matter on molecular scale and the manipulation of matter in nano scale to make new materials from it. There you have it, in simple term. Although, hehe... it's not as simple as that sound, as many scientists will attest.
The next big thing is the smallest thing in the world, the scientists love to say! And since I'm no scientist, I'll leave the scientist to do what they do best, to explain it all to you. These documentaries are great, so be sure to check them out! I will have to say YouTube is turning out to be extremely helpful and useful to me so much so I've to rerate it a 5 now! Thanks to the collaborators of YouTube that I'm able to see many documentaries and videos I'd otherwise not have been exposed to in the countries I'm now living and traveling in.
Now, the important question to ask is, other than what nanotech is, what's its uses and implications? For the most recent reports, follow this link. For indepth explanations, check out the following documentaries.
What is Nanotechnology
Nanotech in Medicine
Nanotech in Electronics
Nanotech in Architecture
Nanotech in Energy
YES! There are great implications for mankind. Nanotech is here to stay and the more we learn about it, the better we're prepared for the future and what's to come. It's been known that China and Europe have mega investments in this area. America has not but for the sake of the entire world, America needs to. America has some of the most innovative personnels and scientists in the world!
Nanotechnology, or Nanotech, is the study of the control of matter on molecular or atomic scale. Its concept & origin date back to 1959 but only gain widespread usage and speculation very recently. It has applications in the field of energy, medicine & electronics.