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The nanotechnology revolution could change the lives of our children as radically as the computer revolution has changed our own.

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The nanotechnology revolution could change the lives of our children as radically as the computer revolution has changed our own.

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Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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