Talk:Slope of technology curve

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Text agreement  by Mike Treder, CRN 11:53, 22 Oct 2004 (CDT)

Selenite, great article and graphic! One request: now that Chris has replaced "self-replicating" with "autoproductive" in the text, can you make the same change in your graphic?

Disagree with autoproduction/nanofactories change  by 68.2.106.58 01:10, 25 Oct 2004 (CDT)

I'm not going to change it, but I rather disagree with Chris' change - assembler is a more general term than nanofactory. True, we've mostly discounted the possibility of using lots of little independent nanobots, which many associate for historical reasons with the term "assembler" - but this article appears to be more general than nanofactories.

I also dislike "autoproductive" - again it is too restrictive of method of replication for a broad focus article like this. Besides which I think the meaning of "self replication" is more obvious. Instead of making up new jargon (which puts distance between experts and lay people), how about simply using "self-copying"?

Link to learn about the Singularity  by ccanova 12:35, 25 May 2005 (CDT)

http://www.aleph.se/Trans/Global/Singularity/index.html

Timeline criticism

This timeline was used on Future Wiki page on nano and the following criticism was posted by Lion Kimbro to its Talk page:

The timeline on this page is, I think, rediculously optimistic. I don't see any argument or support on the linked page; It seems to be just raw guesswork.
If there were "simple nanotech products" to be released in 2008, you'd think we'd hear something about it by now.

See Talk:Nanotechnology for the rest of the comment. Danila 03:31, 21 June 2006 (CDT)

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