nano computing optimism

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Fri Feb 23 2001 - 19:11:11 MST

I just heard an enchanting report from the recent San Francisco AAAS
meeting, on the often outstanding Aussie radio program The Science Show, by
Robyn Williams. It concluded with snippets of Craig Venter and Francis
Collins in high spirits Also included was a nice piece by Dr Stan Williams,
of HP's Basic Research Program. He and his team are gung-ho for nano
computing, and he expressed his belief that this vector will keep Moore's
Law running for the next 50 years, or a billion-fold improvement. What I
found especially entertaining (and encouraging) was his admission that when
HP asked him to work on nano-scale systems five years ago, he thought it
was all bogus. Now he and his folks are doing cutting edge work on the
ideas we were taking in our stride five or so years ago (I was drafting the
first edition of THE SPIKE back then, I recall). So it goes. May it
continue to go so.

Here's an interview with Dr Williams:

Damien Broderick

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