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The Next Big Thing Is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business

The Next Big Thing Is Really Small:How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business

Jack Uldrich with Deb Newberry

Summarized September 2003


SKU: 9032

ISBN: 1400046890

Price: $12.50

Available Formats: mp3 ipad audiobook

Summary Description

Imagine materials 100 times stronger than steel, but one-sixth the weight. Cheap, supersonic transportation. Computers millions of times more powerful and efficient than those that exist today. The development of a host of drugs to cure today's most devastating diseases. All of these breakthroughs are likely to be made in the decade ahead because of rapid advances in nanotechnology.

In The Next Big Thing Is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business, Jack Uldrich and Deb Newberry describe the enormous potential of this new science.

Uldrich is president of the NanoVeritas Group, a consulting firm that helps businesses, venture capitalists, and governments understand and benefit from nanotechnology. Newberry is an independent consultant and nuclear physicist with more than 20 years of experience in the aerospace industry.

How big will nanotech become? Estimates are that, by 2010, the U.S. market alone for the resulting products and services could reach $1 trillion. Moreover, it will create anywhere from 800,000 to 2 million new jobs. According to Richard Smalley, the 1996 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, "The impact of nanotechnology on the health, wealth, and lives of people will be at least the equivalent of the combined influences of microelectronics, medical imaging, computer-aided engineering, and man-made polymers in the 20th century." In less than a decade, nanotech will be revolutionizing several major industries, including chemicals, computers, semiconductors, defense, communications, transportation, energy, automotive, environmental sciences, chemicals, health care, and medicine.

In this summary, you'll learn about this exciting technology so you can begin to understand how to exploit the many opportunities to turn small wonders into big profits. second best again!

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