The Future of Nanotechnology
by Ashlin Burton
Understanding Nanotechnology
• A nanometer is one billionth of a meter
– 100,000 thinner than a human hair
New Phase Space of Material
Materials change and can
be controlled
– Periodic table projects into
a new dimension
– Materi...
History & Momentum
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First Recorded Mention in 1959
Imaging at the Atomic Level is Uncovered in 1981
1988 Stanford ...
The Power & Potential
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Unprecedented Production Capacity
Advance Electronics, Aerospace, and Medicine
Low-cost Sol...
A Business Driven Revolution
• Global Race
• Positives Trump Negatives
• Unsustainable Global
Consumption
• Education & Aw...
Risk
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Loss of Control or Containment
Diminished Human Purpose
AI Unpredictability
God’s Anger
Difficulty & Threats to Progress
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Societal Fear & Ignorance
Radical Extremists
Disrupted Industries
Existing Infra...
Nanotechnology a Faustian Bargain?
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Merging of Human and Machine
Unnatural Extension of the Human Lifespan
What is...
The Resistance
The Revolution
References
Timeline a brief history of Nanotechnology. (2012). Retrieved from
http://dm4community.com/2012/01/13/timeline-...
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The Future of Nanotechnology

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Transcripts - The Future of Nanotechnology

  • 1. The Future of Nanotechnology by Ashlin Burton
  • 2. Understanding Nanotechnology • A nanometer is one billionth of a meter – 100,000 thinner than a human hair
  • 3. New Phase Space of Material Materials change and can be controlled – Periodic table projects into a new dimension – Materials change color depending on size
  • 4. History & Momentum • • • • First Recorded Mention in 1959 Imaging at the Atomic Level is Uncovered in 1981 1988 Stanford University-Nanotechnology Engineering Course 2000 US establishes National Nanotechnology Initiative
  • 5. The Power & Potential • • • • Unprecedented Production Capacity Advance Electronics, Aerospace, and Medicine Low-cost Solar Electric Power Systems Transition to a Zero Net Carbon Economy
  • 6. A Business Driven Revolution • Global Race • Positives Trump Negatives • Unsustainable Global Consumption • Education & Awareness Campaigns
  • 7. Risk • • • • Loss of Control or Containment Diminished Human Purpose AI Unpredictability God’s Anger
  • 8. Difficulty & Threats to Progress • • • • Societal Fear & Ignorance Radical Extremists Disrupted Industries Existing Infrastructure
  • 9. Nanotechnology a Faustian Bargain? • • • • Merging of Human and Machine Unnatural Extension of the Human Lifespan What is wrong with playing God? Is it the Human Quest for a Better Life or a Better Profit?
  • 10. The Resistance
  • 11. The Revolution
  • 12. References Timeline a brief history of Nanotechnology. (2012). Retrieved from http://dm4community.com/2012/01/13/timeline-history-ofnanotechnology/ Pidgeon, N. (2009). Nature nanotechnology. Retrieved from http://www.nature.com/nnano/journal/v4/n2/abs/nnano.2008.362.ht ml Madrigal, A. (2008). The Chinese Government’s Plans for Nanotechnology. Retrieved from http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/02/the-chinese-gov/ Sterling, B. (2007). Bangalore Nanotechnology. Retrieved from http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond/2007/12/bangalorenanot/

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