Nanotechnology Politics

A brief history of nanotechnology

By | 2017-09-28T12:16:50+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|About Foresight, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Government programs, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics|

A historian looks at nanotechnology as utopian or dystopian vision, real-life research and development, and why emerging technologies are such compelling topics.

Conference video: Mythbusting Knowledge Transfer Mechanisms through Science Gateways

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:40+00:00 January 14th, 2016|About Foresight, Computational nanotechnology, Foresight News Articles, Government programs, Meetings & Conferences, Nano, Nanodot, NanoEducation, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics|

Prof. Gerhard Klimeck described the success of nanoHUB.org, a science and engineering gateway providing online simulations through a web browser for nanotechnology research and education.

US OSTP seeking suggestions for Nanotechnology Grand Challenges

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:47+00:00 June 23rd, 2015|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Government programs, Memetics, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, Productive Nanosystems|

A US government Request for Information (RFI) is seeking suggestions for Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges for the Next Decade. The manufacture of atomically-precise materials is offered as #4 of 6 examples.

Atomically precise manufacturing as the future of nanotechnology

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:51+00:00 March 8th, 2015|About Foresight, Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Energy, Found On Web, Media Mentions, Memetics, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, Productive Nanosystems, Research, Roadmaps|

A commentary over at Gizmodo argues that ideas about molecular manufacturing that sounded like science fiction in 1986 now sound more like science fact.

The NNI Debate of 2014

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:57+00:00 July 11th, 2014|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Government programs, Nano, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, Reports & publications|

Just when it seemed like debate over the National Nanotechnology Initiative was a thing of the past (see Foresight’s disappointment in 2008 here), disagreements regarding re-authorization and budget [...]

A bird’s-eye view of half a century of nanotechnology

By | 2017-06-01T14:15:52+00:00 May 7th, 2014|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Government programs, Memetics, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, Productive Nanosystems, Reviews, Roadmaps|

Reviewing Eric Drexler's Radical Abundance, Phil Bowermaster provides an informed and insightful overview of the controversies that greeted the proposal for a nanotechnology aimed at developing a practical technology for atomically precise manufacturing. Along the way he shows how Drexler's outlook evolved from 1986 to 2013.

US government report highlights flaws in US nanotechnology effort

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:59+00:00 April 1st, 2014|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Future Medicine, Government programs, Healing/preserving environment, Health & longevity, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, News, news, Opinion, Opinion, Productive Nanosystems, Reports & publications|

The concern of the US GAO for a gap in nanomanufacturing is well-placed, but it is only half of the problem with the limited US vision of the impact of nanotechnology on the future world economy.

New Report: Nano-solutions for the 21st century

By | 2017-06-01T14:02:01+00:00 December 20th, 2013|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Economics, Energy, Future Medicine, Future Warfare, International organizations, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, New Institutions, Productive Nanosystems, Reports & publications, Roadmaps|

A recently released technology report titled Nano-solutions for the 21st century outlines nanotech-based solutions to global challenges. Several years in the making, the report was co-authored by Dennis Pamlin, Research [...]

TEDx talk: &#34Transforming the Material Basis of Civilization&#34

By | 2017-06-01T14:03:12+00:00 October 14th, 2013|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Future Medicine, Future Warfare, Media Mentions, Meetings & Conferences, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, Productive Nanosystems|

Eric Drexler's TEDx talk entitled "A Future of Radical Abundance: Transforming the Material Basis of Civilization" is available for viewing on Youtube as well as on Drexler's blog [...]

Building a hub for nanotech advancement

By | 2017-06-01T14:03:12+00:00 September 17th, 2013|Future Medicine, Government programs, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, NanoEducation, Nanojobs, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, New Institutions, Press Releases|

Nanotechnology draws from physics, chemistry, engineering, computation, etc., and this multi-disciplinary nature has served as a major speed bump in achievement of envisioned nanotech goals. There has been [...]