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

Damien Morton dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Thu Jun 14 07:11:00 PDT 2012


On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 9:25 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer <greg at bolcer.org>wrote:

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> On 6/14/2012 1:31 AM, Damien Morton wrote:
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>> 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.
>

For what purpose? data storage? making circuits?

>
> Hell, I'd put money on it.
>
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