Eric Drexler – Debate & Lecture on Radical Abundance – Nanotechnology Science Cafe




The Knowledge Café is a form of contemporary science journalism for a live audience. Martijn van Calmthout & De Volkskrant talk to experts on a topical theme of inside or outside science. With scientists, engineers and of course the public. This episode of the Knowledge Café is world famous Nanotechnology guru Eric Drexler.

Scarcity of raw materials is a real and fast approaching problem. How do we keep the world and especially our economy on oil and technology without turning the raw materials for a new cell phone or a windmill ? In his new book ‘Radical Abundance’ Nanotechnologist Eric Drexler foresees no deficits through nanotechnology, we can make all kinds of materials that we want. He calls it ‘atomically precise manufacturing’, or APM. Drexler will explain how it works and the implications for society.

Professor of molecular materials Alan Rowan (Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute of Molecules and Materials) is less optimistic about the potential of APM.
Tsjalling Swierstra (Professor of philosophy of technology Maastricht University) also takes part in the conversation

The discussion is led by moderator Martijn van Calmthout (De Volkskrant).
Source: Adam Ford

Donate BTC: 1DUUZbiqjbJvzjuRZEwTS47bqgmnhEJ4XG

Donate ETH: 0x981FcEAAa895C6cee76D2876e9AfC649Dc0C4c75

More Posts:

Liquid Floor
The Biggest Ever Real World Test Of Connected-Vehicle Communication Technology
William Durfee: Robots That Make You Stronger - Assistive Robotics
Aubrey de Grey - Google vs Death: an Anti Aging Initiative - Progress in Regenerative Medicine
Will Virtual Reality Reshape Documentary Journalism?
The Most Awesome Robots (until 2014)
Medicine 2064 with Dr. Daniel Kraft
Krossblade SkyProwler Multi-Mission VTOL Transformer Drone
BUDDY: Your Family’s Companion Robot
‘Terminator’-Style Material Heals Itself