Monday, September 10, 2007

Nanotech Assembler

A molecular assembler as defined by K. Eric Drexler is a "proposed device able to guide chemical reactions by positioning reactive molecules with atomic precision."
Drexler also introduced several related terms, such as "molecular manufacturing," which he defined as the "construction of objects to complex, atomic specifications using sequences of chemical reactions directed by nonbiological molecular machinery", and "molecular nanotechnology" that comprises molecular manufacturing together with its techniques, its products, and their design and analysis.

Could it be possible that in the not-so-distant future we could be able to manufacture our own gadgetry at home?
It certainly sounds more like fiction than science, and the idea has both its advocates and detractors.
Whether or not it's a viable process remains to be discovered, but the watching the video below, the project does make some sense.
The video explains the process of molecular manufacturing and further assembling.

More Info:
Molecular assembler
Foresight Nanotech Institute

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