Nanotechnology: The Uncharted Territory Richard Feynman , the Nobel Prize winner for physics in 1965 and a member of theManhattan Project Team, is considered the “father of nanotechnology” ( Feynman 117). He is not accredited as a first “ nanotechnologist ”, rather he provided the basic idea in his famous 1959 talk “There’s Plenty Of Room at the Bottom” ( Feynman 2000). In this lecture Feynman talks about “the problem of manipulating and controlling things on a small scale” ( Feynman 118). He takes as an example the task of writing all of the 24 volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica onto the head of a pin, a task that seems impossible since it involves reducing the whole Encyclopedia 25 000 times (!), and than of course being able to read it...The end:
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