7 March 2008 Leave a comment
I’m not sure if this will interest anyone apart from myself but I do feel that some of the nanotech research taking place is leading us in a very interesting direction. Take the Nokia funded Morph project for example, I’ve read several articles about it including the one I’ve linked to which comes from the BBC website. In other articles there’s talk about the sensory and morphing stuff being only a matter of about seven years away and the nanolectronics (the ability to get power directly from the environment in new and interesting ways) being possible within 11 years. These could even be conservative estimates with the rate of change. I’ve said before that if they could crack the ‘ambient power’ issue with mobile devices and also get ‘always on’ mobile networking totally cracked then things like electronic paper become much more desirable objects. (there’s a lot of if’s there) – but I think it’s only a matter of time.
I also saw a nice quote today from SF writer William Gibson “the future is already here. It’s just not very evenly distributed”