Does the cure to cancer already exist? What about the solution to climate change? Nanotechnology might offer surprising answers to these questions. Nanotechnology is an umbrella term applying to any technology designed to control matter at the nanometer scale (one nanometer being equal to 1 billionth of a meter). Nanotechnology has the real potential to fundamentally alter every area of life, due to its ability to individually manipulate molecules, some of the most basic components of the universe, in ways that have meaningful aggregate effects. This emerging science may have nearly limitless applications, but how is it being used today?
What an incredible, interesting and informative article. Additional materials, such as “The Singularity is Near” by the above mentioned Ray Kurzweil, also support the impact of AI and nanotechnology in our future. I like that the article introduces the potential benefits as well as the cautions present in the possibilities. I love this website!