from the information-investment dept.
Venture capitalist and Foresight Senior Associate Steve Jurvetson has an article in Red Herring ("From the ground floor: The business paths to nanotech", 15 June 2001) that points out the importance of manipulating information in the development of practical nanotechnology applications, whether they occur via biological or microtechnology pathways. Jurvetson concludes, "With replicating molecular machines, physical production itself migrates to the rapid innovation cycle of information technology. Matter becomes code."
Jurvetson will be participating in a special panel on venture capital and nanotechnology at the Ninth Foresight Conference in November 2001.