Re: Setting the controls for the sun

Anders Sandberg (
Mon, 18 Aug 1997 15:46:03 +0200 (MET DST)

On Sun, 17 Aug 1997 wrote:

> In a message dated 97-08-17 11:28:50 EDT, you write:
> << > What is picotechnology?

> Technology based on manipulations of subatomic particles, just as
> nanotech is based on manipulating atoms. At present we have no
> existence proof that picotech can be done, but if it can be done,
> then things can turn *very* interesting.
> Cool, Ive thought of that before. What kinds of things can be accomplished
> with picotechnology that nanotechnology cant do? Its possible that we may
> eventually reach technologies beyond pico, affecting the quantum aspects of
> atoms.

Actually, picotech would act on the quantum scale from the start
(nanotech is just above it). Some of the obvious uses would
be to transmute atoms, cause particles to decay, build new particles
(including weird stuff), perhaps create quark matter and neutronium,
and of course do computing with it. Of course, we haven't got the
faintest idea of how to do this, it makes nanotech look like medieval

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