Re: Nanotech has gone mainstream

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Sun, 21 Mar 1999 10:37:30 -0600

I didn't get the impression that anyone was talking diamondoid drextech, so there's no reason why they *should* credit him. There's no reason why they should invoke Feynman, either, but he's a Name.

Feynman was a Nobel-prize-winning physicist, as well as an excellent explainer, and scientists tend to be very fond of him. It's not that Drexler is being left out in the cold, I think, but that only *we* would suggest that he was equal to Feynman - I happen to think so, but only because of the part he played in hypertext and thus the creation of the Web.
--          Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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