Re: Nanotech has gone mainstream

Bryan Moss (
Fri, 26 Mar 1999 15:17:45 -0000

Spike Jones wrote:

> > >... lose all credibility in the field and are
> > > shunned by their fellow scientists? Or am I
> > > reading too much into the aparently intentional
> > > oversight? spike
> > Michael Lorrey wrote:
> > Feynman wrote a few himself, including several not-
> > science books, which included advice on picking up
> > girls who will sleep with you, his preference for
> > strip clubs to do his studying, and a course on
> > picking locks and cracking safes...
> You refer to: Surely Youre Joking, Mr. Feynman.
> To this day, I consider it the most entertaining book
> I have ever read. spike

Back to the point at hand: The reason Drexler is shunned and Feynman is not is because Feynman never produced wide-eyed science fiction scenarios where the technology he proposed created a near-utopia society. I happen to think that this is a damn good reason to shun a fellow scientist.