Re: Femtotech

From: Gina Miller (
Date: Tue Oct 17 2000 - 17:52:53 MDT

A nanometer is 3 atoms across, and the core idea in nano, (at least in the
Drexlerian theory) is atomic precision, every atom in the proper place.
Micro is a thousand fold larger in scale, dealing with herds of atoms. In
general, it's not nearly at atomic precision. Biology is a naturally
evolved type of nanotechnology, in which devices require having every atom
in it's proper place. Femto, is the scale of an atomic nucleus, that would
mean building complex devices out of protons and neutrons or in some
interpretations, out of quark gluon plasmas. That's very much smaller in
length scale, and very much higher in energy scale than dealing with atoms.
At the current level of science, we haven't a clue how to do things at
All you really need to do is manipulate atoms to bring on cures, immortality
etc. (the interesting stuff) I don't see the point of spending the energy at
a lower level than necessary.

Gina "Nanogirl" Miller

Someone wrote:
> See if Rudy (Saucer Wisdom) Rucker knows. He mentioned that is his book,
> saucer Wisdom and concluded that what we call Nanotech is incorrect, and
> merely micro-level Biotech mannipulators. He insisted that femtotech is
> next level down of any significance beause then you can mannipulate and
> duplicate matter, at the atomic scale using non-molecular-level processes.
> Email him, he's a doctorate in computer science and might have some input.

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

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