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Of course we don't want to stop people doing things they want to do... As with growing food, you don't have to to it for yourself, but people can always choose to do it for fun. This has always been the way humans have operated; we don't have to hunt or fish in order to survive, but lots of people do it anyway, for fun.
Advanced manufacturing - point to some of the techniques in turning virtual designs into physical objects too
Automated building systems
Controlled environment and how that makes automation easier.
Mega-scale engineering panel
Seems that so-called 'industrial' systems are likely to become more distributed as the flexible computer-control fabrication processes become more prevalent and more capable.
Advanced nanotechnology. Explain. Tasks and manufacturing. Dangers, possibilities. Much of what is talked about to do with nanotechnology and abundance can be achieved with macro-scale technologies. However it is needed for advanced medical applications that cannot currently be treated. Reconfigurable matter.
Taking advantage of self-assembly
Access to land, resources etc.
- Automatic car parking (video)
- 0.05mm Hitachi RFID tags (also RFID powder SciAm article omni)
- Eureka magazine - Novel sensors show their diversity
- Robotic catheter ablation
- NASA Advanced Automation for Space Missions
- Molecubes - open-source reconfigurable modular robots
Micro and nano-tech
Biotech - single celled amazingly complex microscopic structures of inorganic material - diatoms, pollen etc. Snail shells.