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September 18th, 2006

First-Stage Nanoproducts and Nanoweaponry

Michael Anissimov: By 2020, and potentially as early as 2010, we will know enough about carbon chemistry, kinematic self-replication, and nanoscale positional control to build a desktop nanofactory - a machine that uses many trillions of tiny arms to put together macro-scale products. Because tiny arms can move incredibly fast, they will be radically productive. It has been estimated that a 100kg nanofactory will be able to manufacture its own weight in product in about three hours, perhaps less.


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