As regular readers of this blog will no doubt be aware, Eric Drexler, a visionary pioneer in the field of nanotechnology, recently started a blog of his own called Metamodern. He's been posting a series of entries there that discuss paths forward from today’s atomically precise fabrication methods to advanced molecular manufacturing.
The posts so far in the series include:
Modular Molecular Composite Nanosystems
Toward Advanced Nanosystems: Materials (1)
Toward Advanced Nanosystems: Materials (2)
Self-Assembly for Nanotechnology
Toward Advanced Nanosystems: Materials (3)
Articles like these are a welcome contribution to a field that badly needs dispassionate, expert writing on the projected transition from early-generation nanotechnologies to later-generation molecular manufacturing.
In addition to his blog, Eric also has another, earlier site called e-drexler.com that serves as a reference or resource for many of his writings. It's a great place to begin learning about the vast potential of nanotechnology, especially for those interested in understanding the technical aspects of what could be possible in years to come.
We suggest starting with "An overview of nanotechnology and molecular manufacturing," and going on from there.