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Old 08-15-2018, 05:11 PM
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I am Board Chair of our local school Board of trustees and yesterday we had our “opening day” ceremony for all employees of our district . We had a guest speaker yesterday by name of Dr Bill Daggett. He was talking about technology and how the public education system will have to adapt

Some of the stuff he was telling us about was unreal, like “living concrete” . This is concrete that has a dormant bacteria in it but when it cracks and water gets to it the concrete well self heal over a period of time.

Also telling us about the nano chip technology that they would be implanting a nanochip in your body that would detect and attack issues that cause strokes, heart attacks and cancer at early stages to defeat them

Even said that in the next 10-20 yrs the dental profession work force would be reduced in half due to technology that would protect teeth from decay/cavities and etc and a tooth whitening systems that would be a one time treatment for making teeth whiter and they would never have to be treated again


Have to admit some of this stuff was very interesting and also VERY scary at the same time.
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About 20 years ago out at the National Institutes of Standards and Technology I was given a demo of then fledgling nano technology. It was a fully functioning guitar that was a couple microns long. The strings were angstrom thin and atomically plucked.

They were real proud of the toy, but seriously seeking ways to model applications.
It’s a robust field now.
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I have a phd in it.. what would you like to know?
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Subed....not sure if this is going to be entertaining or informative
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Nano=very small and technology is slowly killing us. To sum it up, nanotechnology is really small stuff that we won’t be able to see killing us!
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Originally Posted by hammer79 View Post
Subed....not sure if this is going to be entertaining or informative
I bet both.
It’s a great thought by Op to put it out here.
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Originally Posted by TheRealMacGyver View Post
Nano=very small and technology is slowly killing us. To sum it up, nanotechnology is really small stuff that we won’t be able to see killing us!
...or saving us.

***my foray into it was MEMS focused.
My kid is in her fourth year in chemical engineering, and nano scale chemical engineering processes are apparently a big deal.

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Grey goo: real threat or BS?
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Grey goo: real threat or BS?
you’ll never see it coming.
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Originally Posted by chrispnet View Post
and nano scale chemical engineering processes are apparently a big deal.
I see what you did there, I think.
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Pretty sure I or a fishin bud has some fishin rods that say, "Nanotechnology" on them. Assuming Sultany above is making a joke and aint a PHD in said topic, I'm thinking it's a marketing term created by some 30something advertising geeks in NYC or LA!
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Originally Posted by sultany View Post
I have a phd in it.. what would you like to know?

COOL

How accurate is some of the stuff I am hearing about and what is the actual time frame
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Originally Posted by HatchieLuvr View Post
Pretty sure I or a fishin bud has some fishin rods that say, "Nanotechnology" on them. Assuming Sultany above is making a joke and aint a PHD in said topic, I'm thinking it's a marketing term created by some 30something advertising geeks in NYC or LA!
nope...
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Actually i wasn’t making a joke. I’ve been working in this field for over 20 years.

nanotechnology, like many emerging technologies, is an ‘enabling’ technology. That means it makes existing things better. Better composites (rods, golf rackets, etc), better medicines (better sensors to target diseases, better sensitivity, etc), yes better concrete, better socks (where the non smell socks come from, textiles are typically infused with silver nanoparticles).

no grey goo unfortunately, we’ll leave artificial intelligence to do that

if you have specific questions wrt to nanotech i’d be happy to answer... but of course some of us come to tht to read about transoms falling apart
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Dr. Sultany, ol buddy, ol boy, ol pal... can you help make us some "quieter, more compliant women"???
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Originally Posted by HatchieLuvr View Post
Dr. Sultany, ol buddy, ol boy, ol pal... can you help make us some "quieter, more compliant women"???

NO TECHNOLOGY can fix some things 😂
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NO TECHNOLOGY can fix some things 😂
Aww come on t, don't dash my hopes and dreams!!!
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"nano" might come in close second place to "literally" as being the most misused word. Too many companies have latched onto it as a cool buzzword to sell their crap. Actual nanotechnology is pretty cool though.
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It's no big deal.
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