Nanotechnology revolution: An interview with Eric Drexler

In anticipation of Eric Drexler’s new book, Forbes contributor Bruce Dorminey interviews him about the meaning of nanotechnology and its revolutionary prospects. Selected excerpt: … In what fields would APM cause the most pronounced economic disruption and the collapse of global supply chains to more local chains? The digital revolution had far-reaching effects on information… Continue reading Nanotechnology revolution: An interview with Eric Drexler

Faster, less expensive medical diagnostics through nanotechnology

New protein repellent coating enhances the speed of carbon nanotube-based biosensors, pointing the way to faster, cheaper medical diagnostics.

Christine Peterson on current state and future potential of nanotechnology

When can we expect advanced nanomachinery to be commercialized? Will any technologies not be affected in some way by advanced nanotechnology?

Lecture by Eric Drexler at Oxford on physical law and the future of nanotechnology (video)

In a lecture at Oxford Eric Drexler argued that atomically precise manufacturing will be the next great revolution in the material basis of civilization, and discussed how we can establish reliable knowledge about key aspects of such technologies.

Deadline THIS FRIDAY for early rate on Open Science Summit

Excellent lineup of speakers again this year for the Open Science Summit, Oct. 22-23, and you can get in for only $100 if you register by this Friday:  http://opensciencesummit.com Hope to see you there!  —Christine Peterson, President, Foresight Institute

Report on Fourth Conference on Artificial General Intelligence published

H+ Magazine has a report by Ben Goertzel on the Fourth Conference on Artificial General Intelligence. … This was the largest AGI conference yet, with more than 200 people attending, and it had a markedly different tone from the prior conferences in the series. A number of participants noted that there was less of an… Continue reading Report on Fourth Conference on Artificial General Intelligence published

Is policy uncertainty the cause of anemic growth in nanotechnology innovation?

Will proposals to establish criteria for green nanotechnology foster growth of nanotechnology innovation?

Congressman Commends Focus on Job Creation in National Nanotechnology Initiative Draft Strategic Plan

Research and Science Education Subcommittee Chairman Dan Lipinski (IL-03) expressed his strong support for the National Nanotechnology Initiative’s draft Strategic Plan, in particular its focus on ensuring that America’s substantial investment in nanotech research and development is turned into new companies, products, and jobs.

Humanity+ @ Caltech is being streamed live

Humanity+ @ Caltech: Redefining Humanity in the Era of Radical Technological Change is being streamed live.

Request for public comment on National Nanotechnology Initiative's Strategic Plan

US National Nanotechnology Initiative wants your comments on its strategic plan.