SciFi: nanotech misunderstandings

From: estropico > (
Date: Tue Jan 15 2002 - 10:54:36 MST

Sorry if this is more of a rant than anything, but, as an almost-fan, I am

I only just started Stephen Baxter's "Deep Future" his first non-fiction
book and on page 23 (UK edition, paperback) I found this on nanotech:

"...nanotechnology offer us a still more profound mastery of the material
Imagine you could work at the smallest of scales: imagine if you could take
apart atoms and rebuild them - turning lead into gold would be a trivial
accomplishment - and imagine if you could build machines out of the
components of atoms, from electrons and protons."

You what?!!?!

And this from one of the best *hard* SF writers around!


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