nanomachines
Imagine...

imagine pencil-thin tubules replacing a fat steel cable on a bridge, every 30 cm or so of it supercomputing at a level of all the planet's present combined resources

imagine resurfacing existing roads with a coating of high-efficiency solar cells topped by a layer of tough diamond-like coating and generating 300 watts for every square meter

imagine nail polish that once applied is able to changes colour at your spoken command, or for that matter are able to convert to flat screen colour monitor or video phone, and repair broken nails effortlessly....

imagine boxes that can convert household waste into fresh food, diamond rings, or antique works of art accurate to the most minute detail....

imagine microscopic robots prowling the bloodstream, eliminating cancer, aids, or the common cold, even reversing the aging process...

Imagine a nanotechnology that synthesizes self replicating carbon-nitrogen bots suspended in aqueous solution......it is life?

let us go further...

imagine being able to change your physical appearance, even your gender, at will...

imagine building starships out of ordinary dirt and rock....

let us go further still... ;-)

Imagine a singularity of consciousness...a self replicating fractal image of its own entity.....is it God....is it you....is it me?



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