By Kranti Kant
Nanotechnology may herald a new industrial revolution,observed Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmad while addressing the seminar on “Nanotechnology” organized by the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunications,in Ranchi on Sunday.
“Nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. This covers both current work and concepts that are more advanced. In its original sense, ‘Nanotechnology’ refers to the projected ability to construct items from the bottom up, using techniques and tools being developed today to make complete, high performance products”,said Ahmad.
Ahmad described Nanotechnology as “general purpose technology”and said that in its advanced form it will have significant impact on almost all industries and all areas of society. “It will offer better built, long lasting, cleaner, safer, and smarter products for the home, for communications, for medicine, for transportation, for agriculture, and for industry in general”,he said.
Further he said,this new technology offers not just better products,but a vastly improved manufacturing process.A computer can make copies of data files-essentially as many copies as you want at little or no cost.It may be only a matter of time until the building of products becomes as cheap as the copying of files.”That’s the real meaning of nanotechnology, and why it is sometimes seen as “the next industrial revolution,”said Ahmad.