Re: No nanotech before AI

From: John Clark (
Date: Wed Jul 12 2000 - 11:24:35 MDT

Robin Hanson <> Wrote:

>nanotech is physical capital for manufacturing. Manufacturing is
>about 17% of the US economy.

At the very least you'd have to add agriculture to that percentage since it's
just more manufacturing to Nanotechnology. You'd also have to add in most
of transportation because there's little point in moving stuff around if you can
make it in place, add in construction too. You'd also need to include much of
the service industry, no need for plumbers or mechanics or most repair men
for that matter because if something breaks just make a new one. We also
don't need fast food workers or waiters or ...

         John K Clark

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