Re: NANO: _Forbes_ cover story

From: John Clark (
Date: Sun Jul 15 2001 - 12:31:11 MDT

Tiberius Gracchus <>

> Why does providing better hard drives even belong in the same sentence
> as "better medicine"?

Because both involve exactly the same thing, putting atoms in places you want
them to be in.

>This is a perfect example of why capitalism will probably take a long long time
>to do the things we need to have done in order to stay alive.

Nonsense. Making people healthy is lucrative, so companies spend billions
of dollars of research on it, that's why nearly all the medical advances in the
last 20 have come from private endeavors. You'd prefer having politicians
decide where to use extorted money on it?

     John K Clark

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