Category: Nano

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Our Amazing Future

While teaching courses in the computer science department at the University of Texas at Austin, I came to believe that 21st century technology—especially nanotechnology, genetics, artificial intelligence and robotics—will transform reality.

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Video Friday: TED Talks — Hod Lipson on Self Aware Machines

Hod Lipson demonstrates a few of his cool little robots, which have the ability to learn, understand themselves and even self-replicate.

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Radical Abundance by K. Eric Drexler (2013) – Book Review

Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization, a work authored by the founding father of nanotechnology K. Eric Drexler, posits some stimulating questions about the impact of atomically precise manufacturing (APM) on civilization. This includes clarifying just what APM really is, and then addressing the kind of social and economic consequences.

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Beyond Limits: Terra-Enhancement

By analogy with human-enhancement and terra-forming, let us consider the possibility of what can be coined as “terra-enhancement”.

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Audio: The Transhuman Mind Meld: Martin Higgins interviews Ramez Naam

Ramez Naam is the author of two SF books – Nexus and Crux – dealing with a mind linking nano-drug that he believes is theoretically possible.

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MeetUp: Radical Abundance, with Eric Drexler, the founding father of nanotechnology

This event marks the publication of the eagerly-anticipated book,”Radical Abundance: How a Revolution In Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization”, by K. Eric Drexler, the founding father of nanotechnology.