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FastForward Radio -- Nanotechnology in Three Easy Steps! (Part 2)

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Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon continue their discussion of the milestones that must be achieved before to enable the nanotechnology revolution. In Part 2, they conclude their review of K. Eric Drexler's Engines of Creation and discuss the various scenarios that might get us from our current level of technology to a thoroughly nano-powered world.

Our current focus on nanotechnology continues the discussion we began last summer durig our special series The World Transformed As we noted then...

Nanotechnology promises to change our world in ways that are difficult to predict, or even imagine.

Are you ready for...

...Star Trek style replicators that would allow you to make anything, ANYTHING, you wanted?

...artificial robotic blood cells that will turn an Average Joe into a world-class athlete, or allow you to hold your breath under water for an hour at a time?

...programmable "smart" matter than can take whatever form you want? It's a suitcase. No, a bicycle! No, a TV! No, a puppy!

Nanotechnology promises all of this plus a lot more. In order to take advantage of that promise, we need to understand and prepare for this coming revolution in how we interact with the material world.