Touching the future.
That’s what I was able to do tonight, actually touch the future. Even though the tether brought by MIT’s Delta-X team was not the winner in tonight’s Tether competition, it represents, IMHO, the future. We get excited when reading articles about how carbon nanotubes are now “1 cm long” or “2 cm long”, etc., but Delta-X brought a tether, made purely out of carbon nanotubes, that was 2 METERS long. Stephen Steiner, head of the Delta-X team gave it to me to study and to handle.
I had a feeling of awe while doing so, truly I did. This is the future. Yes, carbon nanotubes are not yet equal to other technology. And yes, it will take some time. And yes, it represents the future.
I’ll post some good close-up shots of the Delta-X carbon nanotube tether tomorrow. I can’t wait to see what they bring next year.