As we enter 2006 our thoughts turn to the future: what can we expect from nanotechnology as it reaches its full potential? For a quick introduction, check out Productive nanosystems: the physics of molecular fabrication (pdf, 0.6 MB) by K. Eric Drexler, published in Physics Education. It gets quite technical, but even the less technical reader can get quite a bit out of it, especially the illustrations.
Just a reminder: only a few more hours to get in your 2005 donation to Foresight. Thanks to all who have already helped out. To everyone: Have a great 2006. —Christine