Re: No nanotech before AI

From: Gina Miller (
Date: Thu Jul 13 2000 - 03:01:43 MDT

I have a page for that, residing here: (there are links on this specific
question by Drexler and Rice U etc.)
By the way, computer science is a good discipline to have if you are
interested in perhaps simulation programs: because computational
nanotechnology is one of our most powerful tools for simulating devices that
we can't yet build, also molecular manufacturing systems will be extremely
complex and will require incredibly complex software especially for very
sophisticated applications like medical nanobots. Although nanotech is so
diverse that it spreads into a vast amount of fields, it is not necessary
to attain them all. However, knowing both realms is something that is
lacking right now. Getting familiar with some of the things you mention
'physics and chemistry' is a good idea because to write a software that
simulates molecular modeling, you would have to know how these molecules
interact with eachother to have it work correctly.
~Gina "Nanogirl" Miller

Emlyn inquired:
> I'm convinced. Big nanotech is coming (in slow measured steps), real soon
> now. My question is, as a coder, how do I re-skill to be ready to help
> the demand for nano-coders? Currently I've got a strong formal education
> compsci, and weaker maths, but my physics/chemistry/etc is poor.
> What's my study program?

Gina "Nanogirl" Miller
Nanotechnology Industries
"Nanotechnology: Solutions for the future."

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