Soonish and Nanotech Part 8: Precision Medicine

This is a 10-part series on emerging technologies from the book “Soonish”, and how nanotechnology can be applied to improve the problem.   Precision Medicine   Whenever we have symptoms of an illness, those symptoms clue you in onto the condition you have. If you have a cough and sore throat, it’s likely you have […]

Soonish and Nanotech Part 7: Synthetic Biology

This is a 10-part series on emerging technologies from the book “Soonish”, and how nanotechnology can be applied to improve the problem.   Synthetic Biology   DNA underpins all life. At its core, it only really has two functions: encode proteins and protein synthesis, and make copies of itself. Proteins are used to drive almost […]

Soonish and Nanotech Part 6: Augmented Reality

This is a 10-part series on emerging technologies from the book “Soonish”, and how nanotechnology can be applied to improve the problem.   Augmented Reality   The advent of Google Glass and the subsequent failure of it was proof of how even the most bleeding-edge technology won’t compensate for design and looks. For all its […]

Soonish and Nanotech Part 5: Robotic Construction

This is a 10-part series on emerging technologies from the book “Soonish”, and how nanotechnology can be applied to improve the problem. Robotic Construction Technology tends to make things better over time. Computers are faster, cars are cheaper, food is more abundant than ever before. Yet, it seems that despite this march on progress, construction […]

Soonish and Nanotech Part 4: Programmable Matter

 This is a 10-part series on emerging technologies from the book “Soonish”, and how nanotechnology can be applied to improve the problem.   Programmable Matter   Computers are fantastic contraptions. On a given day, my computer functions as a TV, a notebook, an encyclopedia, a mailbox, a map, and a newspaper, yet this still doesn’t […]

Soonish and Nanotech Part 1: Cheap Travel to Space

This is a 10-part series on emerging technologies from the book “Soonish”, and how nanotechnology can be applied to improve the problem.   Cheap Travel to Space   Space travel itself isn’t an issue. We’ve been able to do that for more than 50 years. Affordable space travel, however, is a whole different story. Currently, […]