Re: NANO: Amazing, isn't it?

Eugene Leitl (
Wed, 29 Jan 1997 09:06:40 +0100 (MET)

On Wed, 29 Jan 1997, Eliezer Yudkowsky wrote:

> Then they said they've got the first qubit for quantum computers.
> atom laser has been tested and actually works.
> I figure that if we can just keep up this rate of progress for the next
> week, we'll have full-scale nanotechnology.

Now there, Eliezer. While you're falling into your private Singularity...
take a look over your shoulder. This is still old-fashioned 1997. Not every
interesting physical phenomenon gives rise to slick tech. Even more
importantly, if it does, it does not happen overnight. qubits by NMR, a
viable computer technology? Ha-ha. E-B condensate, in ubiquious gadgetry?
Pretty damn unlikely. A beam writer for tiny structures sounds neato,
though. Could be instrumental for bootstrap. I still think drextech,
should it be viable, will come from the marriage of chemistry & STM.

> Cross your fingers...