On Tue, 27 July 1999, Eugene Leitl wrote:
> email@example.com writes:
> > Are we talking $10,000 of desktop equipment? A
> > $100,000 laboratory? A multi-million dollar research facility?
> The whole point about grassroot virtual nano tinkering is that you can
> sample the design space more or less thoroughly, and assess the
> technology before it hits the fan.
Yes. What I am getting at is the notion that nanotech research can be open-sourced enough that when it finally does become possible to construct the first assembler, everyone with internet access and the equivalent of a (7th?) generation desktop STM can build one.
Is something like this even possible?