FutureWire - futurism and emerging technology

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

How Molecular Manufacturing Might Work

If you follow nanotechnology and wonder what manufacturing at the molecular or near-molecular level might look like, you can now view a graphic presentation of a theoretical process at work.

Pioneering nanotechnologist Dr. K. Eric Drexler has teamed up with graphic animator John Burch to develop an animation showing the molecular manufacturing process at a literal "desktop factory" from start to finish. You can view a four-minute Quicktime movie, or a static slide show.

Sources: Nanotechnology Now, Future Salon