Take your copy of K. Eric Drexler’s book Nanosystems down off the shelf and turn to page 4. There you
ball-and-stick and space-filling representations).
If you don’t have the book handy, here it is:
Call that phase 1, the imagining of a nano-bearing in 1992.
Go forward from 1992 to 2006 and the imagined nano-bearing has been simulated using NanoEngineer-
1, a simulation program.
To see the simulation in Apple’s Quicktime, go to: willware.net/bearing-animation-20061206.mp4
Call that phase 2, the simulation of a nano-bearing in 2006.
When will phase 3, the actual creation of such a bearing take place?
When will phase 4, the actual construction of a nano-scale watch with face hands take place?
Phase 5 is when we create a nano-android who needs the nano-watch on his nano-wrist.
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