Unbounding the Future: The Nanotechnology Revolution
Explains how nanotechnology--the ability to create new compounds by altering molecules--may eliminate disease and pollution, and revolutionize industry
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An electric motor an arm - span wide spins inside , turning a crank that drives a
set of oscillating rods , which in turn drive smaller rods . This doesn ' t look like a
computer ; it looks more like an engineer ' s fantasy from the nineteenth century .
Shafts twirl , gears turn , and clamps lock the tool in position . Other shafts twirl ,
and the arm slowly ... All these rods and gears move quickly , sliding and turning
many times for every cycle of the ponderous arm . This seems inefficient ; the ...
... base improves and designs become available for more and more nanodevices
, someone , somewhere — if only out of sheer spite — would figure out how to
combine those nanodevices to make a dangerous replicator and turn it loose .
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More speculation on the implications of nanotechnology—the manufacture of objects from the atoms up—that is likely, say the authors, to profoundly alter within our lifetimes the course of modern ... Read full review
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Nanotechnology sounds like a fantasy straight out of Star Wars , but then 50 years ago so did many of the things that we take for granted today--space exploration, computer chips, organ transplants ... Read full review
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