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Would you dress in diamond nanothreads? It’s not as far-fetched as you might think. And you'll have a Brisbane-based carbon chemist and engineer to thank for it.

QUT's Dr Haifei Zhan is leading a global effort to work out how many ways (including space elevators) humanity can use a newly-invented material with enormous potential -- diamond nanothread.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Would you dress in diamond nanothreads? It’s not as far-fetched as you might think. And you'll have a Brisbane-based carbon chemist and engineer to thank for it.

QUT's Dr Haifei Zhan is leading a global effort to work out how many ways (including space elevators) humanity can use a newly-invented material with enormous potential -- diamond nanothread.