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Radical Abundance

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Imagine a technology that will give us pretty much the same control over physical objects that computers have given us over data. Imagine being able to produce anything you want or need -- electronic gadgets, clothing, cars, a house, food -- with little more effort than it currently takes to print out a page or burn a CD. 

Fantasy? Perhaps not.

In his new book Radical Abundance, nanotechnology pioneer K. Eric Drexler argues that such technology is completely possible, that it is an inevitable extension of the technologies we have in place today, and that it will be with us very soon.

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss Drexler's new book, which outlines how atomically precise manufacturing will utterly transform our world.