RE: Nanotech Arms Race
Mon, 25 Jan 1999 08:58:02 -0800 (PST)

Billy Brown [] wrote:
>It still wouldn't make them possible. To get power out of the reaction you
>have to be able to capture the radiation produced by the fusion reaction,
>and convert it into a useful form of energy.

I was talking about nuclear energy in the more general sense; not neccesarily controlled use. Personally I find the idea of a mosquito flying through my window carrying a multi-ton-yield fusion bomb rather more scary than a nanobot running off a miniature nuclear reactor. People had previously assumed that any hostile nanobot would be limited to chemical energy levels rather than nuclear.