My next stage of this project is to take one technology and immerse myself within it. I choose nanotechnology.
First I need to understand the size of this technology!!!!!!!!
"One nanometre is one-thousandth of a micrometre or micron. This in turn is one thousandth of a millimetre."
Soft machines Nanotechnology and life by R. Jones
Macroworld - Every day objects [cms,metres,miles etc]
that we can see.
Microworld - Mites and insects [300 microns]
Human hair [100 microns]
Smallest bacteria [1 micron]
Nanoworld - Inside a cell Mitochondria [20 - 100nm]
Large molecules Protein molecule [3-10nms]
Small molecules Soap molecule [10s of atoms]
water molecule [3 atoms]
Atomic - Atoms Carbon atom [0.14nm]
Sub-atomic - Nucleus Carbon atom nucleus [3fem]
Protons and neutrons
Quarks 3 quarks make a proton or neutron
Next I'm going to investigate all the different possibilities there are of using this technology that exist in the fictional and non-fictional worlds.