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Nanotech: Shaping the Future of Multiple Industries

Nanotech: Shaping the Future of Multiple Industries

Nanotech: Shaping the Future of Multiple Industries

 
Through innovation, the physical footprint of technology is becoming smaller day-by-day, and nanotech is the extreme. Nanotech is a vast overarching umbrella for technology in many industries (including energy, biotech, warfare, etc.), and it is garnering significant interest from both the private and public sector.

Nanotech’s reach in a wide range of industries is creating radical innovation across the board. Perhaps the most significant impact of nanotech is in health and medicine. Nanotech is being utilized in various forms of cancer treatment and it is progressively succeeding in fighting the deadly disease. Researchers have achieved promising results by applying gold nanoparticles to cancerous cells and heating the gold by using infrared lasers. In contrast to removing cancerous cells through surgery, this procedure is non-invasive and does no harm to healthy cells. Nanomedcine is a growing and promising industry. By some estimates, the market has the potential to be worth $177 billion by 2019.

Ray Kurzweil, renowned futurist and Director of Engineering at Google, has an interesting insight for the future of nanotech: “By the time we get to the 2040s, we’ll be able to multiply human intelligence a billionfold. That will be a profound change that’s singular in nature. Computers are going to keep getting smaller and smaller. Ultimately, they will go inside our bodies and brains and make us healthier, make us smarter.”

 

Original infographic from: Jabil 



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