Desktop Nanofactory Video

What would it be like to have a desktop nanofactory? Maybe a little like having a nanofax from science fiction writer William Gibson's All Tomorrow's Parties:

"Nanofax AG offers a technology that digitally reproduces objects, physically, at a distance. Within certain rather large limitations, of course. A child's doll, placed in a Lucky Dragon Nanofax unit in London, will be reproduced in the Lucky Dragon Nanofax unit in New York-"
(Read more about the nanofax)

Take a look at this clever visualization of the inner workings of a nanofactory:


The first work on the idea of a desktop nanofactory was probably done by K. Eric Drexler; in his 1992 work Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing and Computation he speculated on the structure of such a machine.

Read more about this amazing video at Lizard Fire Studios.

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