Over the last half century our electronics and communications have been transformed by the ‘Digital Revolution’. In the next half century, we will experience a ‘Material Revolution’ that will transform the physical world as we know it.
Nanotechnology enables mankind to create substances on an atomic scale that challenge the very fabric of what we hold to be true about the world and its properties. Concrete, stainless steel, and silicon made the modern era possible. Now a new class of materials are emerging, with far-reaching potential to transform the physical world and reorder the global economy.