Nanotechnology: Productive Nanosystems as a Grand Challenge?

The U.S. National Academy of Engineering wants input on what should be the Grand Challenges in engineering over the next century. Let’s let them know: nanotechnology! Specifically, nanotech leading toward, and achieving, productive nanosystems. Heck, they can just follow the Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems.

The IEEE has a summary. You have until August 17, but don’t wait, you might forget:

Since the NAE began the project in January, it has received hundreds of suggestions. They range from finding alternatives to fossil fuels and developing next-generation communications to opening space flight to the average person and desalinating water cheaply.

Those sound great, but atomically-precise manufacturing should enable them all! —Christine

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