New Technology Businesses: An Exploration
EmTechMag.com looks at the practical applications of emerging new technologies such as:
- Nanotechnology: Nanotech works at the level of molecules and has the theoretical potential to create completely new substances tailor made to meet specific requirements, e.g. textile material that adjusts to the weather automatically
- Modern biotechnology: Today's biotech works with genes and DNA that determine our proneness to different diseases and such things as agricultural yields. It has the potential to develop cures for currently incurable diseases and increase crop yields to banish hunger from the world
- Information technology: IT has already transformed our lives in a major way and promises even more dramatic changes in the way we live and work
- Cognitive science: Cognitive science seeks to understand our minds, and how we learn things. It is already creating products and techniques that help us learn faster and more effectively.
Each of these technologies is briefly outlined on a page of its own. A business section explores issues involved in commercialization of new technologies and other business issues.