Nanotechnology For Dummies
From Nanotechnology For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Earl Boysen, Nancy C. Muir, Desiree Dudley (Foreword by), Christine Peterson (Foreword by)
Nanotechnology, which involves molecule-sized machines and processes, requires the study of many developments and applications in a variety of fields. To understand nanotechnology, become familiar with important terms; get an overview of the progress of nanotechnology — from recent discoveries to the possibilities it offers for influencing our future lives; and find websites that provide updates on the latest nano developments.
Disadvantages of Nanotechnology
When tackling the advantages and disadvantages of nanotechnology, you will also need to point out what can be seen as the negative side of this technology:
- Included in the list of disadvantages of this science and its development is the possible loss of jobs in the traditional farming and manufacturing industry.
- You will also find that the development of nanotechnology can also bring about the crash of certain markets due to the lowering of the value of oil and diamonds due to the possibility of developing alternative sources of energy that are more efficient and won’t require the use of fossil fuels. This can also mean that since people can now develop products at the molecular level, diamonds will also lose its value since it can now be mass produced.
- Atomic weapons can now be more accessible and made to be more powerful and more destructive. These can also become more accessible with nanotechnology.
- Since these particles are very small, problems can actually arise from the inhalation of these minute particles, much like the problems a person gets from inhaling minute asbestos particles.
- Presently, nanotechnology is very expensive and developing it can cost you a lot of money. It is also pretty difficult to manufacture, which is probably why products made with nanotechnology are more expensive.