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April 15th, 2007

Small molecules, big impact

Abstract:
Nanotechnology is about to go retail.

The science of small won't be relegated to research labs for much longer, with an array of increasingly exotic products set to hit the market over the next five to 10 years.

It's a product rollout that's being likened to the commercialization of magic and the second Industrial Revolution, and many of those sci-fi creations are being developed in the Dallas area.

Jeff Wacker, a futurist with Plano-based Electronic Data Systems Corp., said the evolution of nanotech into the consumer arena will be marked by three phases.

"I think there's the mild, I think there's the wild, and I think there's the magical," he said.

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