Re: NANO: Custom molecules (gulp!)

Spike Jones (
Sat, 27 Nov 1999 20:19:20 -0800

D.den Otter wrote:

> No, no, NO! For god's sake man, trust your instincts
> on this one.

den Otter, I *have* no instincts on this one. {8-[

> If nanotech comes first, on the other hand, we *will*
> have a fighting chance, certainly if we start planning
> a space program (as mentioned in the "SPACE:
> How hard IS it to get off Earth?" thread)

But, did we not pretty much agree that a space program may not help, for replicating nanoassemblers might easily be blasted loose from the surface of a planet by a stray meteorite, never mind intentional spewing forth of tiny amounts of goo. Nanobots travel better than we do.

Eliezer, what is your notion? spike