Mark Welland is Professor of Nanotechnology at the Nanoscience Centre at the Universisty of Cambridge. Imagine a small implant which you can think of as being equivalent to your mobile phone that communicates directly with your brain, as the internet does currently, with the rest of the world. If I want to think a connection with my son who’s walking in the Himalayas, I can think the connection and just as your mobile phone does it would dial up the device inside my son and I would talk to him, I would see him, I would feel his emotions. We would be infinitely connected to each other and infinitely connected to all the information that’s around us. If this all sounds like science fiction to you, think how quickly our world is already changing. Someone born in 1930 would never have believed that in their lifetime thousands of people would be flying around the world in metal tubes every day, that men could have walked on the moon and that you would be able to watch this film on something called the internet. I hope that this has given you a taste of a world that has always been around but that we are only just starting to explore. Many people think that this coming age will be the age of nano, if so you will be the people to explore it and what your generation discovers will be perhaps the biggest technological leap in history. It could take you into atoms and beyond the stars. Good luck!