Josh Hall, the chief scientist at Nanorex (and a science author) predicts nanotech could grow “as rapidly as the Internet and cell phone use has over the past couple of decades.” And then he makes some remarkable predictions…
- Robots with human mental capabilities and virtually any physical capabilities…would rapidly become affordable for everyone.
- Nanofactories, powerful enough “to kick the entire physical economy over into a Moore’s Law-like growth mode, eradicating hunger and poverty in a decade or two.”
- Ocean and space colonization, since nanotech could provide “The modifications to the standard human body necessary to thrive in space.”
He concludes that all of these “require more scientific knowledge than we have now, but not more than the current rate of scientific progress human scientists are likely to produce in the next few decades,” predicting nanotech could grow “as rapidly as the Internet and cell phone use has over the past couple of decades.”
Hall sees nanotechnology boosting civilization “from terrestrial to solar, making us all long-lived, healthy, wealthy, and maybe a little bit wiser!”