why atomic precision assemblers?

From: gary tripp (gtripp@ica.net)
Date: Sat Jan 22 2000 - 10:02:50 MST

Why must we have assemblers that pick and place each atom?
Wny couldn't we create molecular parts through the methods of bulk
chemistry and then use drexlarian type assemblers to fuse these larger
molecular parts into structures that have some use. We wouldn't be
able to make everything but we might be able to make useful machines
nontheless. We could make probes for nanomedicine out of these.
Moreover, we may only require few types of standard parts to truly useful


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