Predicting nanotech’s immediate future
Much of what has been written about nanotech revolves around fairly advanced/far future scenarios. What however do you thing are going to be some of the impacts and applications over the next few years?
That's the question Jose Garcia at Meme Therapy posed to me and two other nanotechnologists in a Brain Parade entitled, "Nanotech's immediate future".
In my answer I focused on nanosensors and biosensors. Professor David Berube addressed them as well, and added that, "Pharmaceutical or nano-ceuticals will be another major field though the clinical trials will slow its development a bit."
Dietram A. Scheufele, a Professor in the Department of life sciences Communication at UW-Madison said of the nano-ceuticals, "The moment we see a nano-based cancer drug, public opinion will care very little about the toxic nature of a few, specific types of nanoparticles."
I encourage you to visit the site and add a comment. After all, if you don't speak up you won't have a voice in shaping nanotech's future.