Everything you say and do will be recorded by 2030. Technology, Technology can you believe this? By the late 2010s, ubiquitous, unseen nanodevices will provide seamless communication and surveillance among all people everywhere. Humans will have nanoimplants, facilitating interaction in an omnipresent network. Everyone will have a unique Internet Protocol (IP) address. Since nano storage capacity is almost limitless, all conversation and activity will be recorded and recoverable. -Gene Stephens, "Cybercrime in the Year 2025," July-Aug 2008, p. 34
THE FUTURIST magazine's listed the Top Ten Forecasts for 2009 and beyond.
Nanodevices one of ten forecasts from THE FUTURIST were highlighted.
Hundreds of nanowires—tiny forms of carbon molecules only five to ten atoms wide—make up the world’s smallest ultraviolet laser, which was created by researchers in the early 21st century. A number of important breakthroughs have already occurred in nanotechnology. Scientists are currently experimenting with two approaches to making structures or devices at the scale of 1 to 100 nm. These methods are called the top-down approach and the bottom-up approach. Nanotechnology is in the beginning and early period of existence no one can predict with accuracy over the next several decades.