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November 20th, 2008

'Nanotech to solve global warming by 2028'

Abstract:
Nanotechnology is key to solving the world's energy crisis, according to inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with silicon.com, Kurzweil said nanotech will enable global energy needs to be completely met by renewable sources such as solar as soon as 2028, doing away with the world's dependency on fossil fuels.

"We're applying nanotechnology to solar panels and coming up with a new generation of solar panels that are much more efficient," he said.

Nanotechnology - or the business of "applying information processes to create intricate new devices at the molecular level" - is an information technology and, when used to improve solar panel technology, will help produce an accelerating rate of return over the next two decades, according to Kurzweil.

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