Re: LIST: the Gooies

Eugene Leitl (
Tue, 20 Apr 1999 11:37:44 -0700 (PDT)

Gina Miller writes:
> Hey gooies, you guy's should read K. Eric Drexler's book Nanosystems.
> It well tell you all sorts of technical stuff about diamond and
> carbon, and even a little goo!

This is... most provoking. Dear nanogirl, Nanosystems is a not very recent book, written by a single, albeit very bright, person.

Now nanotechnology research in the mainstream has begun in earnest, the results are most encouraging, and so far I don't see anything which absolutely excludes the possibility of designing some very, very nasty mites. All the Foresight Instututes in the world united cannot control a large, very busy scientific field.

I don't know about you, but I am worried. We must begin planning a nanoCERT, and allocate some funding towards theoretical goo studies. These computers are mighty fast nowadays, you know.