After reading the article, the new lens sounds very much like a variation on a diffractive optic, only intended for use at IR and beyond (they make no claims for visible light).
We know Canon already uses DO, without much success (judging from the reviews).
I wonder how long a 60nm thick lens would last in an open environment? A fast moving raindrop might not end well.
Sounds like some cool basic physics, but it will be a long time before we see it used for anything in photography. On the other hand, I would expect to see these things show up at the end of fiber optic data cables in short order. Replacing the tiny glass lens with something made of silicon would be excellent.