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No More Allowance for Nanotech?

Posted May 08, 2008 8:19 AM

After years of talk about the potential of nanotechnology, commercial products are now being released at the rate of three to four each week. For years, governments around the world have sunk R&D dollars into developing this market but with global revenues of $88 billion in 2007, hasn't the industry become mature enough to be left to find its own way? Or, as Lux Research suggests, should the funding remain but shift from basic R&D to commercialization?

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05/16/2008 5:10 PM

What idiot came up with a question that states the obivous, if so little seed money is already turning over 88 billion, it makes sense to up the r&d money made available. ie the tax alone on 88 Billion would be enough to make most countries think about the profit per dollar investment... More money is the answer never less when it comes to R&D otherwise go milk your cows and live of the land after all everything had to be developed at one stage.

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05/17/2008 10:37 AM

What kind of idiot ?

There are mountains of cash being put into R&D that yield zero.

We have to be selective. We are quite sure of what we're doing, and nanotechnology will be further developed in the greatest ways by the most comment companies. There is no changing that fact, and spend billions more will not create unknown future appreciable gains. (unless your salary is dependent on government r&d $)

Should the US invest a trillion? how much?

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