Re: Nanotech

From: Dani Eder (
Date: Mon May 01 2006 - 19:42:14 MDT

> (Personally I don't see any reason to doubt that
> we'll have
> nanotechnology within 5 years...for a reasonable
> definition of
> nanotech. You could even argue that it's available
> now in a limited
> form, and just too expensive, for now, to bother
> with.)

Depending on the definition, it's either here already
or here soon. We regularly modify/build DNA and RNA
atomic precision, and have for a while.

If you define nanotech as technology on a scale closer
to a nanometer than a micrometer, the below-32nm
generation of chips is due in 2014, and that will
be a widespread application (millions of chips).

If you define it as the ability to make arbitrary
structures to atomic precision, that may be a few
years further off.


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