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A characteristic of every species is that it cannot do anything that its DNA does not permit. Micro-organisms are mostly programmed by their DNA to operate at modest temperatures and pressures, and are capable of producing only specific things. Unlike a chemical plant which, if the temperature rises, produces undesirable and often toxic by-products, micro-organisms will simply stop producing where conditions go awry. Micro-organism-based production of commodity chemicals will be a techno-economic trade-off with alternative ways of production, but it does hold the promise of an unprecedented degree of purity in bulk chemicals and hence fewer environmental concerns.
2 today. In the optical storage case, the DVD (digital versatile disk) will replace the CD (compact disk) even though many people will hardly have used CDs in their computer applications; such is the speed of progress. Storage capacity will grow 15 times from today’s CDs to 2004’s DVDs, and read rates will increase 5 to 10 times. What will follow DVDs is unclear. 5 × 1 cm); technology that could go up to 10 terabytes has been demonstrated. The latter capacity may be beyond our needs, but it will have a considerable impact on libraries and book publishing.
Contributing technologies have been explored for more than a decade, and significant increase in performance has been achieved. A few numbers can usefully conclude this section. The semiconductor industry worldwide is still growing at about 20 per cent per year and will top $250 bil- 50 2. Source: Herschel Shosteck Associates, reproduced in National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (1996). FASTER, CONNECTED, SMARTER lion in 2000, up from $14 billion in 1982. Inside those numbers are slumps and hikes, and overproduction (especially for memory chips) is not uncommon; but the growth, it seems, can easily withstand the slumps and dramatic currency swings.
21st Century Technologies: Promises and Perils of a Dynamic Future by OECD Publishing, Editors, Barrie Stevens, Wolfgang Michalski, Visit Amazon's Riel Miller Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Riel Miller,