Nanofactories: How, and why, might they change the world?
I explain a few of the reasons in an interview published on the New Haven Independent's web site: "Nanofactories: Brave, or Grave New World?"
In the interview, I point out that the entire World Wide Web, along with lots of intellectual property issues (yes, I really did say "kerfluffle"), came about because we learned to manufacture just one thing - transistors - in almost unlimited quantity. Nanofactories will let us manufacture a wide variety of stuff in almost unlimited quantity.
I also discuss the likely cost of developing nanofactories before 2020, and I talk about the "Gray Goo" concerns.
I was quite happy with how the interview turned out. Alex Halperin did an excellent job of reducing an hour of technical discussion to a very readable interview that preserved and presented the key points effectively.