Re: The grey goo draws closer

From: Dani Eder (
Date: Thu Jun 23 2005 - 07:55:42 MDT

--- Samantha Atkins <> wrote:

> In my view MNT is essential if we are to get to a
> truly Abundant world
> on multilple levels congruent with our benevolent
> goals and perhaps
> essential to human survival. Many of the current
> global tensisions
> that threaten devastation play off of actual or
> assumed scarcity.

Please explain why highly automated macroscale
manufacturing would not serve to generate abundance.

As an example of highly automated, the computer chip
company AMD is proposing building a 3rd factory
near Dresden, Germany with an investment of
$3 million per worker:

and an output of 30,000 cpus per worker per year.

This chip factory, by the way, is expected to
produce CPUs with 45 nm feature size. One could
say this _is_ boderline nanotech, since you are
almost as close to nanometer scale as micrometer


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