Re: poly: Dreams of Autonomy

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Date: Fri Aug 27 1999 - 19:25:14 PDT

In a message dated 8/27/99 11:11:48, wrote:

>Curt Adams wrote:

>>Certainly the current trend is for greater interdependence.
>So what would you conclude from this about the likelihood of seeing
>personal nano-factories producing personal goods from standard molecules?

The simple extrapolation is that most nanoproduction will be for
commercial use. Presumably it will be *possible* to make personal
goods at home, but most of the time it will be more efficient to
trade for it. I would draw an analogy with home gardens. You can
grow a lot of food at home; virtually all if you have a large yard
and put in a greenhouse. Nonetheless, few people bother with more
than a hobbyist garden and most don't even do that.
Received on Fri Aug 27 19:30:45 1999

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