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Home > The Atkinson-Phoenix Nanotech Debate -- Page 5
The Atkinson-Phoenix Nanotech Debate - Page 5 - EmailsCommentary text by Chris Phoenix, except where otherwise noted. [Bracked Italics] indicates a correction. Italics used on text indicates a comment taken from an earlier email, written by the other person.
Last update: December 05, 2003.
Page 1: Overview
Page 2: Emails through June 27, 2003
Page 3: Emails through July 14
Page 4: Emails through August 4
Page 5: The wrap-up
October 24, from Chris Phoenix to Bill Atkinson
October 30, from Bill Atkinson to Chris Phoenix
Subject: Summary To Date
Many apologies for the delay - Hellzapoppin' around here with family matters. But looks like things are smoothing out now. I'm planning a follow-on to Nanocosm, more technical and with less opinion. ('Hooray', do I hear you say?) I want to focus on real and possible applications to warfare - not just weapons but surveillance, encryption, logistics, the whole farm. And this time I want to interview folks like yourself, with far-reaching ideas...That's how much you've persuaded me. Interested in an interview?
As for the A-P Debate, I've been considering it; and I'm all written out there - nothing more I can think of to say. Last word to you, and thanks for a great exchange of ideas. I had a teacher in high school who used to say that if you and I each had a dollar and swapped, we'd still each have a dollar. But if we did that with ideas, we'd each have two ideas. So thanks again. You've enriched me.
October 31, from Chris Phoenix to Bill Atkinson
Subject: Re: Current status?
I'm very interested in an interview. And very glad to hear that our debate was enriching to you. I suspect that I'll manage to talk about integrating and controlling large systems while discussing MNT-fabricated weapons. :-)
I'd like to cap the debate pages online, rather than leaving them hanging. Mind if I add the two emails below as a fitting conclusion?
October 31, from Bill Atkinson to Chris Phoenix
Add 'em, with this signoff: Interesting that Bill Gibson (my fellow US ex-pat and Vancouverite) foresaw Chinese ascendancy in advanced technology as far back as 1984, with Neuromancer. He imagined Intrusion Countermeasures, Electronic (ICE); but it may well be MNT. We'll see. I hope we like the result.
Best til next time -