Molecular nanosystems are the next generation of materials and components in which each individual molecule has a specific structure that plays its own role, behaving much like biological systems. Expected advancements in self assembly from micro to macro scales, utilizing and controlling quantum effects at the nano scale, controlling interactions between light and matter, and advantages in extraordinarily fast information processing, these systems will allow fundamentally new functions to emerge[springerlink:10.1007/s11051-006-9092-7].
Expected Molecular Nanosystem Advancements:
1. Continued development of modular transistor components in the semi-conductor industry.
2. Nano-scale genetic therapies, cell-aging therapies (cancer treatment), and nano-controlled stem-call therapies.
3. Human-machine interfaces, and other neuromorphic systems.