Technology

Mar 31, 2014

The incredible shrinking building material that makes the future possible

Crikey's writer-at-large is on the road in the United States and learning about graphene. You may not know what graphene is now, but it could save your life someday.

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle

Correspondent-at-large

“Brazil is the country of the future,” said the French statesman Clemenceau, “and it always will be.” For years I had presumed that that quote had been the basis for Terry Gilliam’s 1985 eponymous movie. Brazil (pictured) is a mild, sideways dystopia — not set, needless to say, in the country itself — a parallel future where a ratchety police state controls its populace through networks of teletype machines, triplicate forms and vacuum delivery tubes.

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