Re: Submolecular nanotech

Anders Sandberg (
18 May 1999 11:27:56 +0200

"Gina Miller" <> writes:

> This step forward, the ability to push atoms around, is the basic first step
> towards building molecular machines (nanotechnology). The problem left now,
> is how do we bond these together, to build? Moving down to the subatomic
> level, may or may not be the next step. Top down or to bottoms up, should we
> skip? Why not keep delving into all aspects? I think there is a lot more to
> learn at the atomic level, aside from abandoning it.

Nobody is suggesting that we abandon nuclear chemistry, but it doesn't seem likely to produce the same benefits that molecular nanotechnology promises and appears to be less easy to achieve. Hence more interest in molecular nanotechnology.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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