Re: the economics of transition to nanotech

From: Bryan Moss (
Date: Sun Jan 09 2000 - 10:34:20 MST

Damien Broderick wrote:

> My question was: who will invest heavily in developing a
> magic mill that makes copies of itself for free?

By investing in short-term goals that aren't as paradigm
shattering as raw drextech we will eventually reach a stage
of technical maturity where building the first assembler
will be (fairly) trivial. Every stop on the road to the
first assembler has it's own rewards.

Appropriate Visual Image: a donkey being lead over a cliff
by a carrot.

Of course, your best argument is that IBM and Xerox already
are putting the $$$'s into nanotech.


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