What’s New With Nanotech: A Presentation by Zyvex CEO Jim Von Ehr

What's New With Nanotech: A Presentation by Zyvex CEO Jim Von Ehr

“If we take the carbon atoms in this lump of coal, they’re not worth very much because they are random and unstructured. But if we were to take those same atoms and rearrange them into a crystal, they’re diamond,” explains Zyvex CEO Jim Von Ehr. The nanotech pioneer has committed his life to restructuring at the molecular level, and at Reason Weekend 2012, Reason Foundation’s annual donor event, Von Ehr discussed his progress. He spoke about the future of nanotechnology in an array of industries, from medicine to transportation, as well as his obstacles concerning government regulation over his products and how he plans to overcome them. About 33 minutes. Filmed by Joshua Swain and Anthony Fisher. Edited by Tracy Oppenheimer. Go to reason.tv for downloadable versions and subscribe to Reason.tv’s YouTube channel to receive automatic notifications when new material goes live.

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20 Responses to What’s New With Nanotech: A Presentation by Zyvex CEO Jim Von Ehr

  1. Redouan Djeebet says:

    hes talking about curing cancer with nano tech but there has been a cure for cancer for a very long time what is that cure? well you may be surprised but its camel milk mixed with camel urine if u want this cure all you have to do is go to a country where they have camels and you can buy this of them for a cheap price have a nice day!

  2. oker59 says:

    Israelites park themselves right in Arab central after world war 2, push out the Palistinians and wonder why they’re hated – dummies. On the other hand, they’ve learned to study and invest in science and technology to offset their fewer numbers of people. Maybe someday, they’ll set aside their phoenician god(elohim) and writing themselves into history by saying their the chosen ones. Maybe they’ll notice one fine day how they never use the god hypotheses to do any mathematics.

  3. Xenthoid says:

    Look into what IBM in collaboration with ETH in Zurich are doing with quantum computers…

  4. rechew1 says:

    Looks like Singapore is going to become the world leader in nano tech.

  5. surrealnumber says:

    more people need to see this, we need a nerd society not a reality TV society, sadly i dont advocate force, even for my ends.

  6. surrealnumber says:

    fraud is the governments specialty 😛

  7. jjmdirector says:

    It literally makes me sick that this genius innovative man has to answer to some undergrad moron at the EPA. It also makes me equally sick that the only politician advocating for the elimination of the EPA hasn’t won a state in the Republican primary… So many fake conservatives SMH

  8. 1TheBusyBody94 says:

    Reason i love you

  9. IIArchonII says:

    First half of the video is why nano-tech is awesome. Second half of the video is why the government is horrible.

  10. eswyatt says:

    Um, the bionic eye description overlooked the several layers of neurons required for the pre-processing that has to be done before the brain can make sense of the data.

  11. Troy Christiansen says:

    hope they don’t end up destroying the world with grey goo

  12. MrAdvancedAtheist says:

    We don’t need to stick the label “nano” to things we already know how to do called chemistry and materials science. Google Scott Locklin’s essay, “Nano-nonsense: 25 years of charlatanry.”

  13. PixelDansIronFist says:

    You idiots need to be 1000 years more mature and 1000x more intelligent before we can get rid of all these gov’t depts u want to get rid of

  14. humanhiveanomaly says:

    Ban the state department while you’re at it.

  15. humanhiveanomaly says:

    diamonds are boring. graphene is has so much more awesome!

  16. Buffalo122333 says:

    And the F.D.A.

  17. asleeperj says:

    He talks a lot about government intervention from his personal business experience. The EPA, The Oven fiasco, too bad having support beams at 18in is SAFER than having them at 24in et cetera.

  18. gsszuber says:

    Fantastic talk. Thanks, Reason.

  19. Biff Burroughs says:

    Yeah That would make me feel a lot better thanks I needed the encouragement 😉

  20. tylersontag says:

    alot of the presentation goes over the stiffeling effect of government regulation on technological progress

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