Monday, 27 April 2015

Nanotechnology for All-The Digital Revolution (Talk 5)

The modern connected world has come about due to the digital revolution over the past 100 years or so.  Before the understanding of electro-magnetic waves and the experiments of Hertz to establish their existence, communication was very limited - it was slow and only local.  Computers made a tremendous difference to the way we process information - given boost by the discovery of transistors in 1947.  Miniaturization has proceeded relentlessly since then and we are truly in the nanotechnology regime now.
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It all started with Fleming...

The integration of electronic devices with biology is something that I want to address in a separate blog.  Progress in this direction has been spectacular and what the future impact of intelligent robots, artificial intelligence will be on our civilization is somewhat uncertain.

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