[extropy-chat] Computing Power: Moore's Law keeps going and going and going
robert.bradbury at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 22:06:54 UTC 2006
On 1/26/06, Adrian Tymes <wingcat at pacbell.net> wrote:
> * Even if it is made top-down like traditional litho, rather than
> bottom-up molecular-manufacturing-style - if it's dealing with
> individual elements < 1 micron, it's real nanotech.
By your definition perhaps. In my mind "real nanotechnology" has to meet
the NSF specification of < 100 nm and it has to be assembled small-molecule
by small-molecule (just as the human body is) with a very high degree of
positional accuracy. Ion implantation of traditional lithography generally
does *not* achieve the same accuracy that most enzymes do. At 45nm you are
probably 10-100 times larger than the scale biological systems are generally
* The rest of your post only commented on the rise of computer
> chips, and said nothing about glucose-powered fuel cells.
> There'd be quite a market *right now* for glucose-powered
> "fuel cells" that don't actually produce useful amounts of
> power but do consume significant (relative to the average
> obese American's body) amounts of glucose.
Agreed. But if that is you goal it isn't hard. Just filter the glucose out
of you blood and circulate it into a bag containing bacteria that utilize
the glucose to produce light. If you make the bag into a transparent suit
jacket you can glow in the dark while losing weight.
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