In our latest CRN science essay, Chris Phoenix writes:
This essay will survey the technology of molecular manufacturing, the basic capabilities of its products, some possible weapon systems, some tactical and strategic considerations, and some possible effects of molecular manufacturing on the broader context of societies and nations. However, all of this discussion must take place in the context of the underlying fact that the effects and outcome of molecular manufacturing will be almost inconceivable, and certainly not susceptible to shallow or linear analysis.
Take a minute and try to imagine a modern battlefield without electricity. No radar or radios; no satellites; no computers; no night vision, or even flashlights; no airplanes, and few ground vehicles of any kind. Imagination is not sufficient to generate this picture—it simply doesn't make sense to talk of a modern military without electricity.
Molecular manufacturing will have a similarly profound effect on near-future military affairs... MORE HERE