Chapter 9 describes potential disruptive technologies in the 21st century. It covers the expanding area of gene editing, also known as genome editing or CRISPR. It describes ‘wonder materials’ such as graphene and high-temperature superconductors. Three-dimensional printing, also known as 3D printing, is covered in the text. Two materials that have intriguing properties, namely metamaterials and auxetic materials and their properties, are described.
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