I feel like 5 years is a little pessimistic... Graphene is really streamlining (from what ive seen). it was discovered in 2004, honestly, its a BIG deal, at least when it comes to money.. better, smaller, higher quality electronics are sought after every day, consumerism 101, who ever gets cheap graphene first gets the money first.... the race already started. who ever comes out on top, with the smartest patents will control electronics for the next 10 years... if not longer
I say such things somewhat facetiously - it's just that I've seen way
too many times the 'next big breakthrough' that seems to take forever
to actually be realized in the commercial space. For example, non-volatile universal memories is one of those. I've been been reading about various technologies such as MRAM for the better part of 15 years, and only recently (the past 3 years maybe?) have I seen realistic commercial implementations (in this case, FeRAM), and even then it's in very
And don't get me started on fuel cells.
But the point is - there is always a large gap between "we've got this working in a lab" and "this is now present in millions of devices". The 5 year schtick is just that - a schtick. It may very well proceed much faster than that; it may very well be that other discoveries will supersede the benefits of this technology and process; it may very well take 15 years for this to prove viable.
I do not know, but I know enough to not get overly excited that I'll see anything awesome with this process come out tomorrow
. That's all.
Welcome aboard to WWGHA BTW.