Re: NIH Conference on Nanotech

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Mon Jun 26 2000 - 16:56:52 MDT

>From: Brian Atkins <>

>I think whatever influence Foresight had developed is rapidly fading. They
>helped bring things this far, but are going to be pushed out of the way
>and kept on the fringe. Reminds me of how Jodie Foster's character got
>treated in the movie Contact when her boss took all the credit for her

I think you're probably right about that. Seems like a shame for the guy
who built the highway to be relegated to the sidewalk. But I have a hunch
that once things really take off Drexler will be happy to be referred to as
the Vint Cerf of nanotech (particularly if we, as I believe we will, avoid
Joyesque distopias).


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