Molecular nanotechnology - The second industrial revolution!
Attribution: Tor Barstad
It´s been claimed that nanotechnology will lead to a second industrial revolution. That might sound like an overstatement, but I don´t think it is.
The most promising aspect of nanotechnology is molecular nanotechnology, which will enable us to build atomically precise structures. With help from molecular assemblers/nanofactories we can make raw materials that today are considered to be of almost no value into fantastic super-products almost for free.
This can help to solve our challenges of resource scarcity, global warming, and global poverty.
ABOUT THE LICENSING OF THE MATERIAL I´VE USED
A lot of the pictures I´ve used are in the public domain. And a lot of pictures have a Creative Commons license. You can find links to all the different pictures with CC-license I have used here: (link will appear soon). The links will give you information about the copy-right-holders.
Thank you very much to all of the people who have released your work into the public domain, or given it a CC-license!
I believe that my use of book-covers qualify very clearly as being fair use: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use.
The animation of a nanofactory, as well as the digitally produced image portraying a nanofactory, were produced by Lizard Fire Studios (John Burch): http://lizardfire.com, and funded by a challenge-grant from nanorex.