The new issue of Forbes ASAP has a series of articles on MEMS
("Micromachines: The Next Big Thing"). I'm just about to start scanning
them so I can't yet comment on their quality or far-sightedness, but here's
the list of articles:
The Amazing, Incredible Shrinking Future!
Michael S. MaloneBomb-detecting inchworms, pint-size space probes, and
retinalimplants. A roundup of the coolest wee wonders coming soon to a
doctor's office-or cell phone-near you. For an non-flash version.
Additional Web Only Information.
THE MEMS MICROCOSM: Transportation
Andrew FreiburghouseTiny devices in cars could eventually safeguard against
theft, flat tires, and even accidents.
THE MEMS MICROCOSM: Military
Andrew FreiburghouseWhat's good for MEMS is good for the national defense.
THE MEMS MICROCOSM: Health Care
Karen SouthwickElectronic implants may soon perform medical miracles.
THE MEMS MICROCOSM: Telecommunications
Eric W. PfeifferThanks to minute mirrors, there's a rainbow of
possibilities for the all-optical network.
THE MEMS MICROCOSM: Foundries
Kip CrosbyA shakeout looms for the makers of MEMS. Maybe then an Intel will
THE MEMS MICROCOSM: Consumer
Karina KinikMicromachines enhance everyday life, from car air bags to
ink-jet printers. Now life is about to get even better.
Max More, Ph.D.
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President, Extropy Institute. www.extropy.org
Senior Content Architect, ManyWorlds Inc.: www.manyworlds.com
Chair, Extro-5: Shaping Things to Come, www.extropy.org/ex5/extro5.htm
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