LINCOLN, Neb. – Louis A. Del Monte is a physicist and a former business executive at IBM and Honeywell. He also believes Nanoweapons just might render humanity extinct in the near future.
In his new book “Nanoweapons: A Growing Threat to Humanity,” Del Monte traces the emergence of nanotechnology, discusses the current development of nanoweapons—such as the “mini-nuke,” which weighs five pounds and carries the power of one hundred tons of TNT—and offers concrete recommendations, founded in historical precedent, for controlling their proliferation and avoiding human annihilation.
While the notion of a new class of weapons, that could be the most deadly ever developed, is frightening and shocking, it also is a likely problem as technology advances, says the former developer of microelectronics, sensors and integrated circuits.
With dimensions one-thousandth the diameter of a single strand of human hair, this technology threatens to eradicate humanity as it incites world governments to compete in the deadliest arms race ever.
“Nanoweapons opens the cloak of secrecy on the developing area of nanotechnologies and how societies may use them in the future for good and evil,” said Tamara Bratland, engineer for a Fortune 500 medical device company.
In this account of this risky and radical technology, Del Monte predicts that nanoweapons will dominate the battlefield of the future and may ultimately prove more problematic than nuclear weapons.
Most critically, Nanoweapons addresses the question: Will it be possible to develop, deploy, and use nanoweapons in warfare without rendering humanity extinct?
Del Monte is the author of “The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Will Artificial Intelligence Serve Us or Replace Us?“ and “How to Time Travel: Explore the Science, Paradoxes, and Evidence.”