According to Centre for Responsible nano-technology is defined as the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. Therefore, this technology is the intended reason to construct items from the scratch using techniques and equipments being developed today to make complete and high performing products. Sometimes this technology is referred to as general purpose-technology.
This technology is useful both in the manufacturing and service industries. When used in servicing industry it can work 1000 times faster than ordinary computers. Factories that use nano-technology are known as nano-factories. These factories produce:
· Life saving medical robots and undetected weapons of destruction.
· Networked CCTVs for security monitoring.
· To store large data of information like of an international bank.
· Rapid production of different products during emergency times.
Benefits of nano-technology:
It offers great potential to the world. Human being can operate multiple tasks within the shortest time possible. However, it is advisable to find possibilities risks of science in it. Molecular manufacturing that is involved may be may be insecure if correct measures are not taken.
Countries like China and Japan have ongoing programs to ensure that in the future, risks are minimized. This means that soon nano-technology will be safe, efficient and risk free to be used in all industries.