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Letter of K. Eric Drexler -01/02/04

 

Dear Mr. Ghandchi,

 

Thank you for helping to raise awareness regarding the important issues

underlying the Drexler-Smalley debate on nanotechnology. Your essay has

been featured and linked on many sites, emphasizing that technology and our

future have great relevance worldwide. I hope others in the broader

international community will encourage a vigorous and constructive dialogue

on these important matters.

 

Regards,

K. Eric Drexler

Chairman

Foresight Institute

 

 

 

Foresight Institute

http://www.foresight.org/

http://nanodot.org/article.pl?sid=03/12/25/0028217

 

 

Message from Iran: why Drexler/Smalley debate matters

posted by ChrisPeterson on Wednesday December 24, @11:04AM
 

Economics Sam Ghandchi, Editor/Publisher of Iranscope, explains why he finds Drexler & Kurzweil's views more persuasive than Smalley's, and why this matters to the developing world: "The same way, the nanotechnology can be the most important technology that may replicate fuel cells, to put an end to the age of oil, and not only it would impact the economy of oil producing countries like Iran, but it can change the whole economy of energy production in the world, which is the basis of all industrial production worldwide, and can make a huge impact on poverty and wealth worldwide."

 

 

 

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kurzweilai.net

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Is Nanotechnology Real?
IRANSCOPE, Dec 22, 2003
 

The Drexler-Smalley debate about molecular nanotechnology may have even greater importance for undeveloped countries, according to Sam Ghandchi, Editor/Publisher of IRANSCOPE.

"Nanotechnology may replicate fuel cells to put an end to the age of oil," he said in an editorial. "It would not only impact the economy of oil producing countries like Iran, but it can change the whole economy of energy production in the world, which is the basis of all industrial production worldwide, and can make a huge impact on poverty and wealth worldwide."

Nanotechnology can successfully complete the remaining part of agricultural and industrial revolutions, he added, "not just by solving the energy issue, but also by adding intelligence.... The way intelligent programs work in post-industrial high tech industries today, after growth of nanotech, will be applied to all productive activities."

Quoting Ray Kurzweil, "The real cost, of course, would be the value of the information describing each type of product, that is the software that controls the assembly process. Thus everything of value in the world, including physical objects, would be comprised essentially of information. We are not that far from this situation today, since the 'information content' of products is rapidly asymptoting to 100 percent of their value."

"Nanotechnology is tied to the impact of intelligent tools on life and the world and together they depict the tremendous potentials in front of humanity and the world," concluded Ghandchi.
 

 


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Nanotechnology Now

http://nanotech-now.com

December news

 

Is Nanotechnology Real?
Sam Ghandchi December 22, 2003 There is a very important debate in the nanotechnology research community. The debate is called Drexler-Smalley debate and is focused on the issue of molecular assembly. K. Eric Drexler founded the field of nanotechnology about 20 years ago, and he is the chairman of Foresight Institute. Richard E. Smalley is a Nobel Laureate in chemistry and has been a researcher in the field of nanotech for ten years, working on potential applications of carbon nanotubes.
 

 

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Nano.Apex

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nanoworld "It is interesting that one of the great visionaries of our times, who is the foremost authority in the field of Artificial Intelligence, namely Ray Kurzweil, has diligently addressed the Drexler-Smalley debate. Kurzweil's article is a very detailed technical account of the debate, and he shows very scientifically why it is important to support Drexler's vision."

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The Speculist

http://www.speculist.com/

http://www.speculist.com/archives/cat_nanotechnology.html

An Iranian Perspective

Here's evidence, via Ray Kurzweil, that the rest of the world is not only paying attention to developments in the field of nanotechnology, but beginning to consider seriously what the implications of these developments might be. SamGhandchi, the Editor/Publisher of IranScope writes as follows:

The same way, the nanotechnology can be the most important technology that may replicate fuel cells, to put an end to the age of oil, and not only it would impact the economy of oil producing countries like Iran, but it can change the whole economy of energy production in the world, which is the basis of all industrial production worldwide, and can make a huge impact on poverty and wealth worldwide.

Basically scientists, in the last 300 years, have been describing the world by various formulas, and if genetics has been one of the first sciences to use this knowledge to remake a part of the natural reality in a controlled way, nanotechnology can remake everything in the world more intelligently, and it can create the environment for intelligent tools to be in an effective interaction with the physical world, and change nature to a wealth producing reality for the human species, and at the same time help us to go beyond our own biological limitations and deal with issues like cancer. There is so much at stake here that leaving this work, can hurt any nation, and the whole world at large, from the real potentials of our times, and can seriously impede the development of post industrial global society.

I'd sure like to see more of this kind of analysis in the US media. Read the whole thing.

 

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