There's already a more promising battery technology using graphene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwiTIzkF4cw
One thing I'm really looking forward to is synthetic diamond wafers for our technology because it'll enable quantum computing. We can already do it, the diamond industry is just making it impossible for them to do anything because they want to artificially inflate diamond prices.
There's all sorts of human longevity stuff as well, or just genetic research in general.
yeah i've seen that too, though its a bit far from completion, machinery to mass-produce such substrate is non-existent at the moment, development is on a crawl, too. i'd expect it to be a potential product around 2015.
this though one is much nearer to completion, the materials and procedures are already available and viable, all thats left is for manufacturers to adopt it.
that would be good, although manufacturing it and the premium for it would be insane, just getting a synthetic 0.1carat diamond takes you no less than 100$(though they only need microscopic sizes). unless they find a way to reliably mass produce a low-cost alternative it'll have an insane upfront price.
i'm not much too interested in prolonging my life, when i'm already this bored of my life, lol.
the problems at the moment is adopting the procedure to mass produce them, and developing the equipment for mass producing them, most manufacturers do get scared of the high investment costs and you need bigshots like sony(yeah they're already adopting graphene) to take the lead for others to follow.