November 19, 2003

Nano Bill Passes

Howard Lovy is tracking the latest developments on the Senate's compromise nanotech bill, which has just passed.

Here's the best part:

Proponents of molecular manufacturing (see my previous post) will be happy to see this:
STUDY ON MOLECULAR SELF-ASSEMBLY- As part of the first triennial review conducted in accordance with subsection (a), the National Research Council shall conduct a one-time study to determine the technical feasibility of molecular self-assembly for the manufacture of materials and devices at the molecular scale.

Damn. Too bad molecular manufacturing is impossible, or this would be really exciting.

Posted by Phil at November 19, 2003 09:48 AM | TrackBack

I have here a cease-and-desist order directing all nano-scale engines (henceforth called DNA) from reproducing themselves using smaller building blocks in any cells of your body that may be currently or at any future time in the process of replicating. For example, but not limited to skin and male gonad cells.
Failure to comply will result in violation of the 'molecular manufacturing is impossible' law, with severe repercussions.

Posted by: Andrew at November 19, 2003 12:08 PM
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