Home > News > Balancing between Skepticism and Optimism in Nanotech
November 1st, 2011
Balancing between Skepticism and Optimism in Nanotech
Sometimes the seeming conflict between the overflowing optimism for nanotechnology and then the biting skepticism aimed at it creates confusion in its wake.
The skepticism surrounding nanotechnology in no small part stems from the belief—as Tim Harper points out—that a new iPhone app constitutes an emerging technology. When people confuse the next generation of an iPod with developing a material that will keep Moore's Law progressing for the next 25 years, there's likely to be some disappointment in nanotechnology.
Plus, isn't disappointment almost assured when it seems the overriding sentiment within capital markets is "Why bother with hard to understand, risky, expensive and long term stuff like nanotechnology when it only takes a couple of guys with a few laptops to create the next Facebook - and you'll know whether it will work in 18 months rather than 5 years."
News and information
Cool Calculations for Cold Atoms: New theory of universal three-body encounters September 2nd, 2014
Accounting for Biological Aggregation in Heating and Imaging of Magnetic Nanoparticles September 2nd, 2014
Engineers develop new sensor to detect tiny individual nanoparticles September 2nd, 2014
Future solar panels September 2nd, 2014
Harris & Harris Group Continues Its Blog Series to Highlight Most Impactful Portfolio Companies With Produced Water Absorbents, Inc. July 9th, 2014
Harris & Harris Group Continues Its Blog Series to Highlight Most Impactful Portfolio Companies With HZO, Inc. June 12th, 2014
3D printing and microrobots making progress on building tissue with blood vessels which will enable large printed organs June 1st, 2014
Harris & Harris Group Continues Its Blog Series to Highlight Most Impactful Portfolio Companies With Nanosys, Inc. May 30th, 2014
Air Force’s 30-year plan seeks 'strategic agility' August 1st, 2014
IBM Announces $3 Billion Research Initiative to Tackle Chip Grand Challenges for Cloud and Big Data Systems: Scientists and engineers to push limits of silicon technology to 7 nanometers and below and create post-silicon future July 10th, 2014
Virus structure inspires novel understanding of onion-like carbon nanoparticles April 10th, 2014
Local girl does good March 22nd, 2014