Re: Will someone, anyone please explain to me..........
- On 5/31/05, Warren Ockrassa <warren@...> wrote:
> On May 31, 2005, at 5:20 PM, Leonard Matusik wrote:I agree with that, right now the applications I see for nanotech are
> > Ah yes.... Never mind then. sorry....
> > I shall look for another list to bother with those things.
> Now now, don't take personal offense where none was intended. There'll
> be plenty of opportunity for that later. What kinds of futurist
> scenarios were you looking for?
> F'rinstance you mentioned nanotech. My personal feeling on that is it's
> limited. I mean, what we'll be able to do with it is limited. I have a
> pretty strong hunch that the future really lies in biological
filters, computing and communications. Everything else will probably
be easier to do with bioengineering. At small scales life is nanotech
evolved through millions of years of evolution.
>Too complicated - good technology is simple. Run the blood over a
> The characters I write in one future universe, for instance, live in a
> time when infectious diseases are all virtually wiped out by -- get
> this -- a modified version of an HIV-like virus. It lives in the body
> and augments the immune system rather than destroying it.
> Fast-moving cancers are still a problem, though -- because of course
> they don't track as an infection. Slower cancers can be diagnosed and
> And you don't get IVs out of bottles. You get a *slug* on your arm
> instead, one that determines what's wrong with you based on how your
> blood tastes to it, and synthesizes necessary compounds, feeding them
> into your system directly. (Shock, pain treatments, etc.)
molecular diagnostic filter - nanotech - and then inject with the
correct self-reproducing bugs that produce the needed drugs or eat the
>Well, for high but specialized IQ leeches armed with diagnostic and
> Of course we're not talking the next few decades here...
production tools you might have to wait quite a while.
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>From: Warren Ockrassa <warren@...>Speaking of the characters you write, how many copies have you moved so far
>Reply-To: Killer Bs Discussion <brin-l@...>
>To: Killer Bs Discussion <brin-l@...>
>Subject: Re: Will someone, anyone please explain to me..........
>Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 17:35:14 -0700
>The characters I write in one future universe, for instance, live in a time
>when infectious diseases are all virtually wiped out by -- get this -- a
>modified version of an HIV-like virus. It lives in the body and augments
>the immune system rather than destroying it.
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