Re: Has somebody almost made a nano-replicator?!

From: Adrian Tymes (
Date: Mon Feb 26 2001 - 20:15:39 MST

BillK wrote:
> Quote: "What this means is, we could make a real, 3-dimensional replica of
> some object. We could copy objects." Meystre said.
> Sounds very like a replicator to me.
> ils?ArticleID=3075
> Watch out for URL wrapping. If you go to you
> can search for "atom laser" and find it.

He was talking about "atom holography". Either Meystre misunderstands
holography or I do - and I'm not taking bets either way - but my
understanding of holography is an ability to make a series of two
dimensional images look like three dimensions, not actually recreating
the object.

<reads bit about improved microgravity perormance, chalks up another
reason to commercialize space, and gets back to finding out how to do

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