Re: nanotech in the cell

Anders Sandberg (
Thu, 5 Dec 1996 16:01:37 +0100 (MET)

On Thu, 5 Dec 1996, Mitchell Porter wrote:

> Put all your machine-phase tech inside buckyballs and similar molecular
> cages. Neal Stephenson did this somehow in _Diamond Age_ (recall his
> 'cookie-cutters') but I don't remember the details.

St. Drexler also discusses this in Nanosystems; what he wants is a
diamondoid shell surrounding the vacuum interior, with various devices
extending through the shell (such as "nutrient" channels and manipulators).

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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