The U.S. National Academy of Engineering wants input on what should be the Grand Challenges in engineering over the next century. Let’s let them know: nanotechnology! Specifically, nanotech leading toward, and achieving, productive nanosystems. Heck, they can just follow the Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems.
The IEEE has a summary. You have until August 17, but don’t wait, you might forget:
Since the NAE began the project in January, it has received hundreds of suggestions. They range from finding alternatives to fossil fuels and developing next-generation communications to opening space flight to the average person and desalinating water cheaply.
Those sound great, but atomically-precise manufacturing should enable them all! —Christine