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Re: Early Nano Factories Sorry for the delayed response... There are several different dimensions of what can be built. One is the materials used. One is the complexity of the product.

Chris Phoenix
May 18, 2010
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Early Nano Factories The first nanofactories and industrial assembler systems will likely be special purpose units that require special inputs of chemical fuel and prefahricated

Erin Casson
Apr 20, 2010
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Re: Nanotech, Replicator Society and Money Eric: You raise some interesting sociological questions which would take a short book to answer. Legions of philosophers along with the founders of the US

tom@...
Jan 31, 2010
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Nanotech, Replicator Society and Money An interesting thread of discussion that has been dealt with on other forums over years has to do with the use of currency in a nanotech-enabled world. If we

Erin Casson
Jan 30, 2010
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Nanotech and Domed Cities I'm an advocate for covering cities with domes made from tough, light, transparent materials, in order to have year-round comfortable controlled temperatures

Erin Casson
Jan 30, 2010
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Buckytube Diamondoid Tents and the "Universal" Constructor The INCA system, Inter-Nodal-Connector-Architecture, essentially allows the fabrication of spherical, dome shaped and other geometric structures, from the

Erin Casson
Jan 27, 2010
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Re: Answering Nanotech Skeptics Depends what you want to assemble. For large-scale manufactured engineered products, I suspect that "dry" materials will be easier to build high-performance

Chris Phoenix
Jan 26, 2010
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Synthetic Biology and MNT I've been following the work of Craig Venter and others for some time now, those developing synthetic DNA, synthetic cells, and reengineering bacteria and

Erin Casson
Jan 26, 2010
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Re: Answering Nanotech Skeptics Thank you, Chris, that is a very good method. In regards to bootstrapping, if you were to label one as "easier" and one as more difficult, would you say

Erin Casson
Jan 26, 2010
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Re: Answering Nanotech Skeptics Sounds like you're already bringing up good pieces of evidence. Some people simply don't want to believe that a new thing is possible. I think it's more a

Chris Phoenix
Jan 26, 2010
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Answering Nanotech Skeptics What surprises me is that even today there are still those who deny that mechanosynthesis is possible, even though there are abundant proofs of this from

Erin Casson
Jan 13, 2010
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Re: Nanotech, Cutlery, Armor. This is a very good point, Chris, thank you. In general I do try to stay as conservative as possible on these matters, sticking to what is known, such as the

Erin Casson
Dec 17, 2009
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Re: Nanotech, Cutlery, Armor. Erin... I'm not aware of any work on using electrical fields this way. A lot of science fiction uses common-sounding science terms, like "electrical field,"

Chris Phoenix
Dec 17, 2009
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Nanotech, Cutlery, Armor. Here is another possibility. In Larry Niven's science fiction books there is an ancient alien race that made what he calls a "Variable Sword". This is a

Erin Casson
Dec 17, 2009
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Re: Knives and Nanotechnology Very interesting points, Chris, thank you. Regarding surfaces and cleaning/corrosion resistance, I wonder if this would work for early nanotech: We already

Erin Casson
Dec 16, 2009
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