Nanotech: Who Will Lead The 5th Tech Revolution?

Law360, New York (July 11, 2012, 3:06 PM EDT) -- Modern history can be divided into several periods of technological revolutions that developed in different regions throughout the world and which, interestingly, correspond to the regions of global power for the given time period. For example, from about 1780 to 1840, the steam engine, textiles industry and mechanical engineering were centered in the United Kingdom. Then, from about 1840 to 1900, railways, electricity and the steel industry centered in England, Germany and the United States.

The third technology revolution, spanning from about 1900 to 1950 and...
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