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“Nanotechnology is going to be huge.”
In 1965, Gordon Moore, one of the founders of Intel Corporation, made the astounding prediction that the number of transistors that could be fit in a given area would double every 18 months for the next ten years. This it did and the phenomenon became known as Moore's Law. This trend has continued far past the predicted 10 years until this day, going from just over 2000 transistors in the original 4004 processors of 1971 to over 700,000,000 transistors in the Core 2. There has, of course, been a corresponding decrease in the size of individual electronic elements, going from millimeters in the 60's to hundreds of nanometers in modern circuitry.
At the same time, the chemistry, biochemistry and molecular genetics communities have been moving in the other direction. Over much the same period, it has become possible to direct the synthesis, either in the test tube or in modified living organisms,
Finally, the last quarter of a century has seen tremendous advances in our ability to control and manipulate light. We can generate light pulses as short as a few femtoseconds (1 fs = 10−15 s). Light too has a size and this size is also on the hundred nanometer scale.
Thus now, at the beginning of a new century, three powerful technologies have met on a common scale — the nanoscale — with the promise of revolutionizing both the worlds of electronics and of biology. This new field, which we refer to as biomolecular nanotechnology, holds many possibilities from fundamental research in molecular biology and biophysics to applications in biosensing, biocontrol, bioinformatics, genomics, medicine, computing, information storage, energy conversion, and like any ground-breaking technology, (such as E=MC squared), mass homocide.
Through the use of Nanotechnology, Mork was able to help mankind overcome many of its most trying obstacles, such as dealing with parents, and coming up with rent money. Eventually, Mork was able to discover the means by which mankind could remain happily married, something Fonzarelli was never able to do using AAAAAY! Theory.
Some people have moral issues with nanotechnology. These include the fact that tiny little nanobots can invade your body and reconstruct your dna. But this concern is stupid and wrong. Contrary to prior belief it was not fleas that carried the plague but nanobots. These nanobots became extinct in the late 1700s when humans discovered electricity. The nanobots only advantage was gone and its last hope for survival destroyed.
Use In Modern Science
Scientists have also discovered that the word "nanotechnology" itself seems to generate government funding and science grants without question or limit. This has baffled many in the review selection process, who realize it is just a buzz-word.