Chapter 10. Looking into the Future

  1. Prof. Edward L. Wolf

Published Online: 4 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527618972.ch10

Nanophysics and Nanotechnology: An Introduction to Modern Concepts in Nanoscience, Second Edition

Nanophysics and Nanotechnology: An Introduction to Modern Concepts in Nanoscience, Second Edition

How to Cite

Wolf, E. L. (2006) Looking into the Future, in Nanophysics and Nanotechnology: An Introduction to Modern Concepts in Nanoscience, Second Edition, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527618972.ch10

Author Information

  1. Polytechnic University Brooklyn, Othmer Department. ewolf@poly.edu

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 7 AUG 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527406517

Online ISBN: 9783527618972

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Keywords:

  • nanophysics;
  • quantum concepts;
  • quantum dot;
  • nanotechnology;
  • mechanical devices

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Drexler's echanical (Molecular) Axle and Bearing

  • The Concept of the Molecular Assembler is Flawed

  • Could Molecular achines Revolutionize Technologyor even Self-replicate to Threaten Terrestrial Life?

  • What about Genetic Engineering and Robotics?

  • Possible Social and Ethical Implications of Biotechnologyand Synthetic Biology

  • Is there a Posthuman Future as Envisioned by Fukuyama?