Exponential general-purpose molecular manufacturing
means a manufacturing system--a nanofactory--capable of making a wide range of technologically advanced products, far superior to what we have today, much cheaper, much faster, and able to multiply its own source of production exponentially.
He suggests that once a country developed the capability for molecular manufacturing
using nanoassemblers, it would lose its incentive to trade.
In molecular manufacturing
, the making of the material and the making of the component [are] one and the same," says Drexler, who helped develop the simulated bearings.
An early plan for molecular manufacturing
imagined lots of free-floating assemblers working together to build a single massive product, molecule by molecule.
And then finally, when those various techniques and pathways had been refined to the point where the goal of molecular manufacturing
was actually within reach, nanotechnology would appear as a huge and attainable boon; this was premise three.
will dwarf the Industrial Revolution.
David Forrest, Naval Surface Warfare Centre and Institute for Molecular Manufacturing
from the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing
, George Schatz from Northwestern University, and Erik Winfree and Paul W.
Eric Drexler and Christine Peterson, Foresight dedicates itself to providing education, policy development, and networking to maximize benefits and minimize downsides of molecular manufacturing
These prizes recognize researchers whose recent work has most advanced the field toward the achievement of Feynman's vision for nanotechnology: molecular manufacturing
, defined as the construction of atomically-precise products through the use of molecular machine systems.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB; The Institute for Molecular Manufacturing
(IMM); The Johns Hopkins University; Tsinghua University; UCLA; University of Akron; University of Bordeaux; University of Buffalo; University of Chicago; University of Houston; University of Massachusetts Lowell; University of Melbourne; University of Michigan; University of South Florida; University of Texas at Austin; University of Toronto; University of York
With nanoscale fabrication and molecular manufacturing
gaining popularity, the cost of many such devices is expected to fall, leading to increase in volume and market growth.