Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Quote of the day

So while I acclaim this bill (1) as a fantastic first step, there's a lot more that can and should be done. We are still spending less than $1 billion per year on nano, which puts it in the company of a lot of minor, unimportant government programs. Nano is more significant than that, and we should consider beginning a truly ambitious program. Every day we delay is a day that we spend hundreds of millions of dollars buying oil from countries that hate us. Every day we delay is a day that we let thousands of people around the world die who could be saved by nanomedicine.

~James Von Ehr, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Zyvex Corporation

(1) 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act (PDF)

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