Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: why no large nanotech assemblers? ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: why no large nanotech assemblers?
Category: Science > Physics
Asked by: mxnmatch-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 05 Sep 2006 23:17 PDT
Expires: 29 Sep 2006 01:27 PDT
Question ID: 762607
No one has done anything like a nanoassembler. I know there are
numerous issues to do an actual nanotech nanoassembler, but why hasn't
anyone made macro scale assembler?

I'm thinking of something like a system of tiny swimming lego blocks.
You would drop all the blocks into a fishtank and then direct them to
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: why no large nanotech assemblers?
From: probonopublico-ga on 06 Sep 2006 00:58 PDT
It never crossed my mind!

But then I don't have a fish tank, although Steph53 certainly has - so
she's got no excuse.

Also, I got rid of my Lego set ages ago, although I bet that Steph53
still has hers and, even if she hasn't, I will buy her one.

C'mon Steph ... Go for it!
Subject: Re: why no large nanotech assemblers?
From: qed100-ga on 06 Sep 2006 12:36 PDT
"why hasn't anyone made macro scale assembler?"

   You make a perfectly good observation. There is much talk of
nano-scale machines for performing nano-scale tasks. Some types of
machines have been prototyped on very small scales, but they haven't
been anything with the versatility of "assemblers". Such capabilities
have yet to be demonstrated even as a model.

Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy