Friday, October 12, 2012

The Star Trek Replicator,

Coming soon to a starship kitchen countertop near you.

Check it;
"Scientists at a number of labs (including mine) are now working on the real thing, developing processes that can place individual atoms and molecules into whatever structure they want. Unlike 3-D printers today, these will be able to build complete functional systems at once, with no need for parts to be assembled. The aim is to not only produce the parts for a drone, for example, but build a complete vehicle that can fly right out of the printer,"
"Labs like mine are now developing 3-D assemblers (rather than printers) that can build structures in the same way as the ribosome. The assemblers will be able to both add and remove parts from a discrete set. One of the assemblers we are developing works with components that are a bit bigger than amino acids, cluster of atoms about ten nanometers long."

Sounds like we're going to be doing a different kind of TV dinner by the time I croak.

Link from Remus at The Woodpile Report.

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Blogger Kevin said...

Yup. The 1st Gen atomic assembler will be able to build Capt. Picard's cup of "Tea, Earl Grey, Hot" in a mere 168 hours.

But they'll get faster.

5:51 PM  
Blogger theirritablearchitect said...


Just as the PatentWagen was only about 1 horsepower and went along at a clip of 10mph, it took only a very short time before they hit 70 at Indianapolis.


4:08 PM  

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