RE: jeff's cyborg cells

O'Regan, Emlyn (
Fri, 4 Jun 1999 12:26:01 +1000

>I thought the idea was to provide an energy source significantly larger
>than the normal supply of free-floating ATP, so that you could run lots of
>other nano-gadgets?
>All of the more advanced uses of Drextech will give you a serious heat
>dissipation problem. I've seen energy dissipation figures as high as
>several hundred kilowatts per cc for the more ambitious devices (fast
>assembler systems, computers, synthetic muscles, etc.). In particular,
>medical assembler / dissassembler systems that work significantly faster
>than normal metabolic functions are going to quickly run into problems.

Isn't there supposed to be a new ice-age coming? Why don't we just go somewhere cold? Maybe colonise mars?

Actually, is that the way to colonise mars? Fill our bodies with lots of excellent nano-stuff, which improves us immensely & keeps us warm.

Now if they'd only give off oxygen as a by-product...


>What kinds of low-power applications are you thinking of?
>Billy Brown