[Fwd: [Cooltech] True frictionless material]

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (sentience@pobox.com)
Date: Wed Jan 10 2001 - 10:23:59 MST


Whoa, check out the assembler-proof container!

Could this material represent true chemical-scale imperviousness,
attackable only via macroscopic forces or thermal energy, there being no
way to abstract an atom even with mechanochemistry?

(Not that we were planning to need it, since goodguy assemblers shouldn't
be able to reproduce without feedstocks and energy sources, and badguy
assemblers can always just use macroscopic force or thermal energy
attacks... but still, an encouraging sign.)

attached mail follows:

New way of making "denser than natural" polymers prevents any kind of
chemical attachment:


Brian Atkins
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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