Re: Nanotech Arms Race
Mon, 25 Jan 1999 06:52:28 -0800 (PST)

Anders Sandberg [] wrote:
>Does this approach really work for nanoscale pellets? I have the
>impression that the wavelength of the laser light ought to be much
>shorter than the size of the pellet.

I don't remember the details, but I do remember there were many unanswered technical issues; whether they're solvable is another question, but people were impressed enough at the time that nuclear nanobots might be possible, as they'd previously assumed they'd be limited to chemical energy.