Friday, July 30, 2004

"But the aspect of nanotechnology that promises to revolutionize the economics of manufacturing is bottoms-up self-assembly, which means that molecules and atoms can be rationally controlled and programmed or directed like software code to organize in a desired fashion to yield a desired function. Physical matter will become as programmable to chemists as code is to software engineers. This is an interesting proposition, when you consider that the raw material required to make one computer and a 17-inch monitor today weighs about the same as a car, requiring about 529 pounds of fossil fuels, 48 pounds of chemicals, and more than 3,000 pounds of water." (Italics mine)

Josh Wolfe, Co-founder of Lux Capital and author of the Forbes/Wolfe Nanotech Report, in an SNS special letter, July 21st, 2004

Sunday, July 11, 2004