[FoRK] short-term predictions: 2014, 2017, 2022

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Thu Jun 14 06:25:04 PDT 2012

On 6/14/2012 1:31 AM, Damien Morton wrote:
> Hmm, maybe in scifi novels. Next 20 years, rapid prototyping will be
> mechanistic - a 3d counterpart to laser and inkjet printing. We dont have
> 2d molecular assemblers today, so its pie in the sky to imagine them for
> tomorrow.

I predict that in the next 20 years, the current CD/DVD/Blu-Ray burner 
on computers will be incrementally replaced with disk like devices that 
do 2d molecular assembly on some flat, reactive surface.

Hell, I'd put money on it.


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