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K. Eric Drexler

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Any powerful technology can be abused.

— K. Eric Drexler

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But while doing that I'd been following a variety of fields in science and technology, including the work in molecular biology, genetic engineering, and so forth.

— K. Eric Drexler

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I had been impressed by the fact that biological systems were based on molecular machines and that we were learning to design and build these sorts of things.

— K. Eric Drexler

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In thinking about nanotechnology today, what's most important is understanding where it leads, what nanotechnology will look like after we reach the assembler breakthrough.

— K. Eric Drexler

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Likewise nanotechnology will, once it gets under way, depend on the tools we have then and our ability to use them, and not on the steps that got us there.

— K. Eric Drexler

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My greatest concern is that the emergence of this technology without the appropriate public attention and international controls could lead to an unstable arms race.

— K. Eric Drexler

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My work at MIT had focused on what we could build in space once we had inexpensive space transportation and industrial facilities in orbit. And this led to various sorts of work in space development.

— K. Eric Drexler

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On the molecular scale, you find it's reasonable to have a machine that does a million steps per second, a mechanical system that works at computer speeds.

— K. Eric Drexler

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The basic parts, the start-up molecules, can be supplied in abundance and don't have to be made by some elaborate process. That immediately makes things simpler.

— K. Eric Drexler

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The really big difference is that what you make with a molecular machine can be completely precise, down to the tiniest degree of detail that can exist in the world.

— K. Eric Drexler

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in 1979 in Astro/Aerospace Engineering with a Master's thesis titled "Design of a High Performance Solar Sail System. '" Drexler had difficulty in getting Smalley to respond but in December 2003 Chemical and Engineering news carried a 4 part debate.

His 1991 doctoral thesis at Massachusetts Institute of Technology was revised and publiK. Eric Drexlerd as the book Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery Manufacturing and Computation (1992) which received the Association of American PubliK. Eric Drexlerrs award for Best Computer Science Book of 1992.

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