Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest: September 5, 2007
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Save the dates!
The 2007 Foresight Vision Weekend will be held November 3-4 in Silicon Valley, California. This year we are experimenting with the highly popular "Unconference" format. Special thanks to Yahoo! for donating their conference center as our venue. Watch this space for more information as the event comes together.
Temporary format change
The format of the News Digest has temporarily changed to accommodate Foresight schedule changes. Instead of our usual news categories, we bring you a sample of our popular Nanodot blog posts from the preceding week. Our usual format will return shortly.
Foresight Events: Productive Nanosystems Conference
Conference sponsored by Foresight Nanotech Institute and Society of Manufacturing Engineers with support from Battelle
Now, for the first time, the Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems will describe the R&D pathways and products resulting from this ultimate technological revolution. Join us as we explore the power of advanced "bottom-up" nanotechnology in this 14th Foresight Conference on Advanced Nanotechnology.
Feynman Prize luncheon on October 9, 2007
Special thanks to The Waitt Family Foundation and Sun Microsystems for financial support of the Roadmap project.
Do you believe that nanotechnology will give society the ability to tackle the hard challenges facing humanity? What's your priority for nanotechnology: cancer treatments and longevity therapies, sustainable energy, clean water, a restored environment, space development, or "zero waste" manufacturing? Or perhaps there are potential nanotech scenarios you would like to prevent.
If you would like to help influence the direction of this powerful technology, please consider becoming a member of Foresight Nanotech Institute. With your support, Foresight will continue to educate the general public on beneficial nanotechnology and what it will mean to our society.
For a sample from the archives, see the review of Josh Hall's book on nanotech: "In Nanofuture: What's Next for Nanotechnology, Prometheus Books, 2005, computer scientist and nanosystems designer J. Storrs Hall, PhD, has painted a clear and compelling picture of how the human condition will be radically transformed during the middle decades of this 21st century by advanced nanotechnology." Join Foresight and help steer nanotech in the directions you personally support most!
Singularity Summit 2007
The Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence is proud to announce the Singularity Summit 2007, a major two-day event bringing together 16 prominent thinkers to examine a historical moment in humanity's history—a window of opportunity to shape how we develop advanced artificial intelligence.
"By introducing nanotechnology, the authors suggest, goods could be produced and distributed locally, limiting the amount of worldwide transport that takes place annually."
As reported at Nanowerk and many other nanotech sites, IBM nanotechnology research is advancing toward being able to store information magnetically at the level of single atoms:
"In the first report, IBM scientists describe major progress in probing a property called magnetic anisotropy in individual atoms. This fundamental measurement has important technological consequences because it determines an atom's ability to store information. Previously, nobody had been able to measure the magnetic anisotropy of a single atom."
Headline: Jurvetson podcast on nanotechnology, AI
One person whose views on nanotechnology are always worth hearing is VC Steve Jurvetson of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. He'll be speaking at the upcoming Singularity Summit, Sept. 8-9 in San Francisco, but if you can't get there, you can listen to this ZDNet podcast with Dan Farber in which Steve discusses both nanotech and AI:
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