Surprisingly real value from virtual reality

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:56+00:00 August 21st, 2014|Complexity, Computational nanotechnology, International organizations, Investment/Entrepreneuring, Lifestyle, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, NanoEducation, Nanosurveillance, Science Fiction, Security, Space|

Speaking of big computation, cyberspace isn’t yet as potent as Neal Stephenson portrayed in Snow Crash and subsequent books, but it’s getting there. A new article in the [...]

Nanotechnology-enabled quantum computing may fuel a security race

By | 2017-06-01T14:24:23+00:00 December 24th, 2010|About Foresight, Future Warfare, Government programs, Military nanotechnology, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanosurveillance, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, Opinion, Questions for Nanodot Users, Security|

Senior Associate Alvin Steinberg suggests that we portray the nanotech race as in part a security race involving quantum computing.

Why terrorists are often engineers: implications for nanotechnology

By | 2017-06-01T14:04:34+00:00 September 16th, 2010|Abuse of Advanced Technology, Computational nanotechnology, Future Warfare, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Open Source, Open source sensing, Openness/Privacy, Opinion, Security|

An IEEE Spectrum podcast asks the question, Why Are Terrorists Often Engineers? The blurb: With terrorism back in the news, so, too, is a curious footnote: Of the hundreds of [...]

Bill Joy on steering the future to lower-risk

By | 2017-06-01T14:04:34+00:00 August 11th, 2010|Abuse of Advanced Technology, Environment, Health, and Safety, Ethics, Nanodot, Nanotechnology Politics, Opinion, Security|

Many of you will recall Bill Joy's famous article in Wired called Why the future doesn't need us, where he expressed concern about various technologies including advanced nanotech. Apparently he [...]

Open Science Summit to be streamed live

By | 2017-06-01T14:04:36+00:00 June 21st, 2010|Abuse of Advanced Technology, Environment, Health, and Safety, Ethics, Foresight News Articles, Meetings & Conferences, Nanodot, Nanotechnology Politics, Open Source, Open source sensing, Openness/Privacy, Opinion, Public participation, Security|

Not able to attend the Open Science Summit on July 29-31 in Berkeley, California? We'll miss you, but you can watch the conference live at: Put it on your [...]

Nanotechnology for chemical and biological defense: the book

By | 2017-06-01T14:23:21+00:00 September 2nd, 2009|Abuse of Advanced Technology, Bionanotechnology, Environment, Health, and Safety, Future Warfare, Government programs, Meetings & Conferences, Military nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Security|

Here at Foresight our main focus is on longer-term technologies such as molecular manufacturing, but we keep an eye on what's arriving along the nearer-term pathways as well.  In 2007 [...]