Most people don’t know about 2-D graphene, but that is no longer important because scientists have now discovered the 3-D version of the substance. Think of graphene as superdense, ultrathin charcoal. Graphene is prized for its electron-moving process through which electrons race at many times the speed at which they move through silicon, the substance used in microchips.
This from ScienceDaily- These novel properties [of 3-D graphene] can be a boon for future electronic technologies. Future systems can also serve as an ideal platform for applications in spintronics.
Spintronics! For the layman, “spintronics, or spin electronics, refers to the study of the role played by electron spin in solid state physics, and possible devices that specifically exploit spin properties instead of or in addition to charge degrees of freedom.”
Sure. It’s all about speed. Seems that civilization has always strived for that physical property of motion. One might question the speedometer of a new car; why does it go to 130 mph when the speed limit is 70?, but nonetheless, it exists in theory at least.
How fast is your Internet service? How fast is your computer? Instagram. Remember when a computer ran off of telephone wires? Remember when there was only one telephone in the house- a shared line with some neighbor?
How many Americans, do you think, know much about science and technology? How many ended their interest in the subject when they walked out of their last science class in high school? How many know more about Genesis than the solar system?
From the 1967 film, The Graduate:
Mr. McGuire: I just want to say one word to you. Just one word.
Benjamin: Yes, sir.
Mr. McGuire: Are you listening?
Benjamin: Yes, I am.
Mr. McGuire: Plastics.
Graphene; the new plastic.