Sorry for the wasteful post here, but I've exhausted my methods of search and am still looking for more information on what is required to create self-replicating biological and mechanical (and combo) devices.. Any URLs, Books, contacts, phone #'s, or anything would be appreciated.
I'm also wondering if anyone has any experience in designing full microprocessors (ie: x86 processors, RISC chips, or other similar large-scale devices). I'm wondering what kind of educational background was required to get to that stage, and what I need to do to either find out or go down that path.
Would appreciate any and all replies.
John Heritage Jr Extropian