The Coming Revolution in Industrial Materials

The Stone Age gave way to the Bronze Age, which was succeeded by the Iron Age, the Steel Age, and the Age of Silicon. Now, as explained in Ride the Wave by Fred Rogers and Richard Lalich, we’re approaching the limits of Moore’s Law and the end of the Age of Silicon, which is ushering in a proliferation of new “wonder materials” like graphene and molybdenum disulfide that will keep computing and nanotech evolving at an ever-accelerating rate. And just as concrete complemented the Iron Age, aluminum complemented the Steel Age, and plastic polymers complemented the Silicon Age, a vast array of new “supporting materials” will complement the defining materials of the age we’re entering. What are these materials? What are some of the key implications? What will they mean for business, society, and investors? We’ll show you.

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