Nano-Tech

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ABSTRACT 2 FOOD/FARMING/FOOD PRODUCTION 2 NANO-FARMING 2 NANO-PACKAGING 3 SMART FOODS AND SMART PRODUCTS 3 HEALTH CARE/MEDICINE 4 NANOTECH HEALTH CARE 4 NANOMEDICINES 4 NANOROBOTS 5 NANOSURGERY 5 MANUFACTURING THE FUTURE 6 NANOMANUFACTURING 6 GREY GOO 7 PUBLIC PERCEPTION AND ACCEPTANCE 7 CONCLUSIONS 7 SOURCES 9

ABSTRACT
Molecular manufacturing “Nanotechnology” has already touched many parts of our lives, food, clothing, computers, cosmetics and health care. The future promises more of the same but in a much bigger or smaller ways. From self cleaning windows, smart foods, cheap and efficient energy, smart surfaces, faster computers, to changing our basic human appearance and the chance to clean up our world from toxic waste. Nanotechnology is not the yellow brick road leading us to a perfect utopian society. With the power to create at an atomic level in our hands, we will also have that same power to destroy. Future safe guards must be put in place to help us avoid manufacturing ourselves right out of existence.
FOOD/FARMING/FOOD PRODUCTION
The next areas will address what the possible near future will hold in the arena of farming, the types of foods that will be available and the methods that farmers will use to get the most out of their efforts.
NANO-FARMING
It has been a long term goal of farmers all over the world to get the most out of their farms while putting the least into them. Over the last decade, nanotechnology has played a major role in helping farmers achieve those goals. That methodology of incorporating nanotechnology in agriculture has been widely adopted in Europe, Japan and the USA under the title of Controlled Environment Agriculture. (Joseph & Morrison, 2006)
The process of delivering pesticides and herbicides in the past has been through broadcast spray dispersal or time…...

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