FUTURIST UPDATE: Year’s Best Stories about the Future

Futurist Update, Year-End Special   This year THE FUTURIST featured the writing of inventor Ray Kurzweil, management futurist Paul Saffo, science fiction author Brenda Cooper, environmentalist and MacAuthur Fellow Lester Brown, nanotechnology pioneer K. Eric Drexler and roboticist and TED fellow Rodney Brooks, among many other of today’s most creative …

Inventory Finds Increase in Consumer Products Containing Nanoscale Materials

Inventory Finds Increase in Consumer Products Containing Nanoscale Materials Re-launched Inventory Seeks Input to Address Scientific Uncertainty                                                                                                    WASHINGTON — The updated Nanotechnology Consumer Products Inventory now contains 1,628 consumer products that have been introduced to the market since 2005, representing a 24 percent increase since the last update in 2010. In addition …

Book Review: Radical Abundance By K. Eric Drexler

Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization Any book by Eric Drexler must be taken seriously since his Engines of Creation (1986) launched global debates about the field of nanotechnology (assembling objects atom by atom) and the many controversies engendered. These controversies over the intervening decades ranged from the …

Stealthy Powergetics Wins $10.2M in VC for Energy Storage

Stealthy Powergetics Wins $10.2M in VC for Energy Storage VCs and entrepreneurs keep knocking at the energy storage door. Greentech Media Publishes New Website on US Solar Market GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association partnership leads to creation of news site to support conference, research reports. Can China’s …