John Walker, a longtime friend to nanotech and Foresight, sends this news about a TEDxBerkeley video:

Carl Bass, successor to the successor to the successor to me as CEO of Autodesk got up in front of an audience and spoke on “The Five New Rules of Innovation” among which was nanoscale and bio-inspired structures.

Unlike when I did it all those many years ago, nobody giggled.

And they say there isn’t progress!

Video (17 minutes–the nano bit is short, but it’s there):

John Walker’s thoughts on nanotechnoloogy were published about 22 years ago in a Foresight Briefing “What Next? Nanotechnology for Manufacturing“. The definitive copy of this essay, with the complete set of illustrations, is available on John Walker’s Web site.