From: Martin Striz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon May 01 2006 - 19:58:31 MDT
On 5/1/06, Dani Eder <email@example.com> wrote:
> > (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.
But only probabilistically, otherwise there wouldn't be errors.
Organic nanobots (enzymes) are fuzzy, and we want to move beyond that.
> 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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