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Financing for developing novel microscope

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Gina Miller writes "Imago Scientific Instruments has secured $7 million in financing for development of its innovative LEAP microscope, which provides information about the atomic-scale features of materials that was previously very difficult or impossible to obtain. The LEAP microscope achieves 0.5 nm resolution in three dimensions and 'can collect data 1,000 times faster than previous atom probe designs, enabling use of the instrument for process monitoring.'"

21 Responses to “Financing for developing novel microscope”

  1. bugstuff Says:

    Goals Defined: More Computational Power Needed.

    Quote from Article:

    >The LEAP microscope achieves 0.5 nm resolution in three dimensions and 'can collect
    >data 1,000 times faster than previous atom probe designs,. . .

    A NEED TO BETTER DEFINE
    DIRECTION AND COURSE OF
    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

    The return of investment to finance the 7 million dollar development of the LEAP microscope should be great. The market for the LEAP microscope is boundless.

    Sales revenue generated by the LEAP microscope should be extremely high. Sales Revenue generated by the LEAP microscope should exceed the initial $7 million dollar investment by leaps and bounds.

    The vast number of Not for Profits engaged in fundraising for medical research to conquer killer diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, spinal injury etc. should consider focusing fundraising effort to finance research and development programs leading toward greater computational power.

    A major obstacle to conquering killer disease and crippling body dysfunction is the need for greater computation power. It is profoundly amazing that the LEAP microscope generates ìdata 1000 times faster than previous atom probe designs.î

    The generation of such large amounts of data will mandate development and perfection of quantum molecular computers, as well as other types of molecular computational instruments.

    The cure for nerve damage due to spinal cord injury or disease that destroys nerve cells is to rebuild damaged motor and sensory neurons using nanotechnology methods to create ìartificialî nerve cells. Also, the cure for blindness may be to produce ìartificialî nanotech generated optical sensory neurons.

    I believe treatment with artificial nanotech generated nerve cells will become a socially acceptable procedure free from ethical debate when nanotech produced artificial nerve cells are used to repair areas of the human body outside the human brain. However, the use of implanted neuron sensors within the human brain to expand human performance may lead to a new type of pro-choice movement.

    Successful marketing and sales of such marvelous scientific instruments as the LEAP microscope will be facilitated by precisely defining the social direction and course of science and technology. Current economic turbulence may be in part due to unclear goals of science and technology.

    Click Here to Read a Wonderful Life Foundation feature article that provides insight into how people behave when an entire industry is threatened by new technology. The Wonderful Life Foundation Feature Article entitled "Nanotechnology as a Mitigating Factor in Corporate Corruption" asserts that Corporate executives may have felt justified in bending the rules of accounting due to the fact the old laws of economics are being bent out of shape by the quick pace of science and technology.

    The Wonderful Life Foundation Nanodot.org Online Message Board Forum contribution entitled "Prerequisites for the Singularity" asserts that space colonization and significant elevation of the global standard of living regardless of race, creed, gender, or ethnic origin will eventually become human milestones.

    The human milestones of space colonization and elevation of the global standard of living should be prerequisites to the singularity. Click Here to Read the Wonderful Life Foundation Nanodot.org Online Forum Contribution entitled Prerequisites to the Singularity.

    The Wonderful Life Foundation Feature Article entitled Quantification Method includes a discourse questioning wheather or not society is moving in the direction of Advanced Simplicity, as discussed in Engines of Creation.

    In the subsection of Quantification Method entitled DRAMATIC INCREASE IN WEALTH AND MATERIAL ABUNDANCE AND MOVEMENT TOWARD BECOMING A MORE PRIMITIVE SOCIETY, Wonderful Life Founation cites the increasing cost of health insurance as a sign society is not moving in the direction of Advanced Simplicity.

    Click Here to Read Quantification Method posted by Wonderful Life Foundation.

    If the Wonderful Life Foundation thesis defining primary scientific goals as space colonization and elevation of the global standard of living is a correct assertion, than this would suggest future markets for powerful scientific instrumentation should primarily include industry involved in design of super strong adaptable intelligent materials for construction of better space vehicles.

  2. bugstuff Says:

    Escalating Cost of Health Insurance: A Wall

    Escalating Cost
    of Health Insurance:
    A Wall on Superhighway
    Toward Advanced Simplicity

    The escalating cost of health insurance points to a real need to better define goals of science and technology. Better-defined goals of science and technology will facilitate sales and marketing of scientific instrumentation.

    The escalating cost of health insurance is not merely a roadblock on our road to Advanced Simplicity. The escalating cost of health insurance is a wall on the superhighway toward Advanced Simplicity.

    Click Here to Read Dr. K. Eric Drexler's discourse upon Advanced Simplicity as published in Engines of Creation. Engines of Creation is now available free, online.

    Click Here to Read the Wonderful Life Foundation discourse, DRAMATIC INCREASE IN WEALTH AND MATERIAL ABUNDANCE AND MOVEMENT TOWARD BECOMING A MORE PRIMITIVE SOCIETY.The Subsection is included in the Wonderful Life Foundation thesis entitled Quantification Method.

    The Wonderful Life Foundation discourse above describes the paradoxical reaction of the economy as related to scientific discovery of a laboratory on a chip.

    The following is an excerpt from the Wonderful Life Foundation discourse included in Quantification Method refered too above:

    It only seems logical that elimination of unnecessary medical staff and costly medical equipment will decrease the cost of health insurance. It is odd that health insurance continues to spiral upward despite medical advances.

    Several years ago, all the major television news broadcast and print news media announced the discovery of the Fountain of Youth. The breaking news story played in the media for several weeks.

    All of a sudden there was a hush, hush and no new news reports. The major news story of discovery of the Fountain of Youth was downplayed.

    The major news story of discovery of the Fountain of Youth is related to the enzyme telomerase. Apparently, scientist discovered that the telomerase enzyme moves up and down the DNA strand repairing damage.

    Damage leads to breaks within the DNA strand. As people age, and as years go by, the enzyme telomerase is diminished within cells of the human body.

    The diminished supply of telomerase leads to inability of human cells to repair damaged DNA strands. The consequence of unrepaired damage to DNA strands is formation of cancerous cells as well as human cells with other pathological abnormalities.

    Due to depletion of the telomerase enzyme, occurring as people age, human cells with pathological abnormalities multiply. The multiplication of human cells with pathological abnormalities is one cause of aging.

    The major breaking news story about scientist discovery of The Fountain of Youth may have been downplayed in the media for several reasons. Two major reasons to downplay discovery of The Fountain of Youth may include: (1) how does society set a price tag on the Fountain of Youth?, and (2) the discovery of The Fountain of Youth may lead to a major problem of overpopulation and contribute to social unrest and instability.

    If people must forfeit better medical treatments in the interest of maintaining social stability, than this is solid ground to build a case for total complete absolute free medical health care insurance and legal provision for free prescription medication for every United States citizen.

    All Medical professionals, who include medical research scientist, take the Hippocratic Oath. The Hippocratic oath is a promise to render the best medical treatment available.

    According to recent televised news reports, the state of Oregon is taking the lead to substantially reduce the cost of health insurance and prescription medication. Click Here to Read about the State of Oregon Health Care Initiatives.Click Hereand read about other services offered to citizens of the State of Oregon.

  3. chip Says:

    Re:Goals Defined: More Computational Power Needed.

    Dude, you need to take your medication.

  4. bugstuff Says:

    Need for Dissertation to Explain Opposition

    Chip wrote:

    >Dude, you need to take your medication.

    Reply from bugstuff:

    Your statement requires supporting supposition to be considered credible and taken seriously. If you are opposed to my proposition that traditional Not for Profits should focus fundraising efforts to finance scientific research programs leading toward greater computational power, than you should provide dissertation to explain why you are opposed to development of greater computational power.

    A personal attack pertaining to my medicinal habits does not help promote your view. The kinds of medicine that I take or do not take has nothing at all to do with the major propositions contained within the two Wonderful Life Foundation thesis provided in this section of Nanodot.org Public Forum.

    Perhaps your statement reflects the fact that the concept of scientific development of quantum molecular computing is so breathtaking and exhilarating the idea of quantum molecular computers almost seems unbelievable. However, if you research the internet you will find many reputable scientific institutions are making serious scientific progress in developing quantum molecular computers.

    Quantum molecular computers are necessary scientific instrumentation to conquer major pathological disease afflicting the human race.

  5. Corwin Says:

    Re:Need for Dissertation to Explain Opposition

    Translation: 'No I don't. And I shall now digress into a long, windy, totally irrelevant passage to wear you down.'

    Dude, when *I* of all people tell you you're 'wordy…' you really need to cut back. ;)

  6. bugstuff Says:

    Words are the Epitome of Meaningfulness

    Corwin wrote:

    >Translation: 'No I don't. And I shall now
    >digress into a long, windy, totally irrelevant
    >passage to wear you down.'

    Reply by bugstuff:

    Please explain to me how my two Wonderful Life Foundation post in this subsection of Nanodot.org are irrelevant?

    The original Nanodot.org article entitled "Financing for Novel Microscope" provides the following information about the LEAP microscope:

    >The LEAP microscope achieves 0.5 nm resolution in
    >three dimensions and 'can collect data
    >1,000 times faster than previous atom probe designs,
    >enabling use of the instrument for process monitoring.'

    I believe the Wonderful Life Foundation observation that a major obstacle to conquering killer disease and crippling body dysfunction is the need for greater computation power is highly pertinent to the discussion given the capability of the LEAP microscope to generate a huge volume of data.

    Likewise, the Wonderful Life Foundation suggestion that the vast number of Not for Profits engaged in fundraising for medical research should consider focusing fundraising effort to finance research and development programs leading toward greater computational power is relevent and has powerful sociological implications.

    One major sociological implication is the return of investment for the $7 million dollar LEAP microscope may be significately increased if traditional fundraising organizations take action to implement the Wonderful Life Foundation suggestion.

    The Wonderful Life Foundation discussion entitled Escalating Cost of Health Insurance: A Wall on Superhighway Toward Advanced Simplicity is also relevent.

    The Wonderful Life Foundation Nanodot.org contribution is a relevent discourse because it points to problematic issues that must be solved in order for scientific instrumentation to have significant social value.

    Corwin wrote:

    >Dude, when *I* of all people tell you you're 'wordy…' you really need to cut back. ;)

    Reply from bugstuff:

    Words are the epitome of meaningfulness. We must ask ourselves, do we want the Nanodot.org Online Public Forum to have significant social value or not?

    Many internet discussion message boards have very short message board post, which include meaningless one line profane expressions such as,
    "duh"
    and "up …"

    If we want the Nanodot.org Online Forum to have real social merit we must fully examine the real issues.

  7. bdunbar Says:

    Re:Words are the Epitome of Meaningfulness

    If we want the Nanodot.org Online Forum to have real social merit we must fully examine the real issues.

    Yes we must examine the issues. But we needn't use two-bit words to show off how educated and smart we are.

    I think we can agree that lurking in your postings are some interesting thoughts. You're hiding your message behind obfuscatory verbiage and messiness.

  8. Iron Sun Says:

    duh

    I am hardly averse to the use of clever language as a means of displaying how smart I am. But seriously, dude, you must have a pretty impressive display of palm blisters and fogged vision by now.

    It is telling that you seem unable to divorce mockery of your overblown pretentions from criticism of any actually debatable concepts buried deep within. I for one seldom read any of your posts, because life is too short and I'm afraid if I stand downwind of you I'll end up sticky. Maybe you do have something valuable to say, but at present few people are ever going to discover that.

    A few needlessly cruel hints as to style:

    • Constantly referencing yourself as Beautiful World Association, or whatever, has done nothing to disguise the fact you are a lone individual with an inflated opinion of his abilities and influence;
    • Rambling digressions do less to prove your erudition than they do to make people stop reading your posts in frustration;
    • Dressing up trivial truths or widely-held sensible conclusions (whether consciously or not) as observations of the Have A Nice Day Society does not provide any greater indication of your prophetic vision than if you had made them less pretentiously in the first person;
    • Words do more to obscure true meaning than anything else. Words lie, give false impressions, can be misinterpreted, used emotively, or (God forbid) used pretentiously in order to dress memetic mutton up as lamb. An inability to accept that most respondents are either amused or irritated by what is universally perceived as pomposity is a sign of an immature or damaged psyche. Get over it, you are not an unsung genius.
    • Referencing your site (you and the Timecube! guy should get together): Embarrassment at a spelling error does not equate to belly laughs in high places. The only thing your letters permeated was probably landfill.

    That is all I have to say on the matter. Hump my leg in rely if you want, I won't notice.

  9. bugstuff Says:

    Lengthy Post Reflect Complex Sociological Issues.

    Corwin Wrote:

    >Translation: 'No I don't. And I shall now digress
    > into a long, windy, totally irrelevant passage to
    > wear you down.'

    New Reply by Bugstuff:

    The discussions provided by Wonderful Life Foundation may be considered lengthy because the very nature of development and implementation of nanotechnology on a grand social plateau is complex and problematic.

    The complex problematic nature of development and implementation of Nanotechnology require lengthy discourse to arrive at workable solutions.

    Corwin, I am not attempting to out wit anyone. In your own words, my ìlong, windyî discourse is not an attempt to ìwear you downî.

    You seem to suggest that I, as webmaster, founder, and Executive Director of Wonderful Life Foundation are trying to outwit someone by presenting lengthy supposition for the major thesis propositions presented.

    Wonderful Life Foundation views the goal of finding workable solutions to complex problematic issues involved in development and implementation of nanotechnology on a grand social plateau as a cooperative effort by a team with diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

    Wonderful Life Foundation does not portend to have all the answers. The Wonderful Life Foundation contributions to the Nanodot.org Public Forum provide highly valuable observations that can potentially have profound social significance to a cooperative team effort to find workable solutions. The Wonderful Life Foundation observations are starting points in a cooperative team process of finding workable solutions.

    If discourse provided by Wonderful Life Foundation seems "thick", it is because nanotechnolgy will have profound sociological implications for better or worse. The Spirit of discernment and truth attest that God issues a mandate for society to use science and technology in a responsiable way such as to improve, enhance, and better the life of all people.

    Corwin, is it possible your perception of my lengthy discourse as an attempt to out wit or ìwear you downî is due to competition existing as a deeply ingrained psychological mechanism? Corwin, I assure you my lengthy discourse is not an attempt to out wit anyone.

    Also, quick, short, pert message board post may be a reflection of a deeply ingrained habit of deference to authoritarianism in a competitive culture where a few chosen leaders exert power and control of financial resources. An increase in material abundance as a consequence of new scientific discoveries may provide more opportunity for intellectual freedom.

    Corwin Wrote:

    >Dude, . . . you really need to cut back. ;)

    New Reply by bugstuff:

    Why should I.

    I have received positive comment and replies pertaining to my work.

    The owners of the Nanodot.org server may rightfully choose to exercise censorship by disconnecting me based upon the fact they do not have enough server space. However, I believe at least a few of the people who own the Nanodot.org server appreciate my enthusiasm.

    My contributions would not be possible at all, if not for computer resources provided by the public library. I cannot afford a home computer. My contributions would be unreadable if I did not have access to spell check, plus cut and paste features of Microsoft Word.

    I view access to computer resources as a gift. Computer resources are an useless tool if monitors and keyboards sit on a shelf and collect dust. I believe my use of computer resources to help make the world a better place adds a new dimension of value to public library computers.

  10. bugstuff Says:

    Sociological Experiment.

    TITLE OF POST:

    SOCIOLOGICAL EXPERIMENT:
    MEMATIC CONTENT WORKING ON SUBCONSCIOUS LEVEL

    bdunbar wrote:

    >Yes we must examine the issues. But we needn't
    >use two-bit words to show off how
    >educated and smart we are.

    Reply by bugstuff:

    Have you examined the language aptitude test included on the Graduate Record Examination? The language aptitude test for the GRE includes verbiage far beyond my linguistic capacity.

    The wielding of my linguistic expertise is on an 8th or 9th grade level when one compares my linguistic pattern with the language aptitude expected from Graduate level students.

    Academic scholars who have won accolades of many advance degrees show off how smart they are. Is this observation not true?

    Nanotechnology is a subject which is innately high and lofty. If one considers the Bell Shaped Curve statistical analysis of human intelligence, only a mere 5 to 10 percent of the human population can comprehend subject matter pertaining to nanotechnology.

    The remaining 90 to 95 percent of the human population does not have a clue as to specific technological issues pertaining to nanotechnology.

    I fall within the bottom half of the Bell Shape IQ Curve. I am a simple printer by trade.

    How can society address the issue that the majority of the population perceive a full understanding of nanotechnology as unobtainable, thus do not try to learn anything about this new field which may eventually have a profound impact upon society?

    Academic scholars show off their academic accolades. Politics is often a mitgating factor allowing academic scholars to effectively wield acedemic prowess.

    I am from the poor impoverished class. My income definately falls below the poverty line. I am also a member of the bottom half of the Bell Shaped IQ curve.

    I believe it is a noteworthy sociological experiment to prove that someone without monetary or intellectual influence can still effectively use computer resources in the modern era to change the future for the better. If I can do it, anyone can do it, if they have the heart, spirit, determination, and motivation to try.

    The point of this sociological experiment is to demonstrate a large percentage of the population have the ability to perform advance work and thereby command salaries of millions of dollars per year.

    Advance degrees often sceen people out unnecessarity due to the fact the financial resources to pay a large percentage of the population millions of dollars per year do not exist.

    Perhaps greater material wealth produced by new scientific discoveries may change limitations unduely imposed upon ordinary people. Ordinary people of average means should be given more credit.

    I have earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. The major Wonderful Life Foundation thesis presented online is an effort to earn an honorary PhD from my alma mata as a Nanotechnology Sociologist.

    I would like to earn my Phd because I want to be like Drew Cary. In a speech made by Drew Cary during an award ceremony to confer upon Drew Cary an honorary PhD, Drew Cary said he wanted his honorary PhD to be able to say, ìHey Baby, I am a Doctorî.

    Click Here to visit the Online Bachelor Yahoo Group!

    Wonderful Life Foundation is a test of free market capitalism. Wonderful Life Foundation is a redistribution of wealth in a free market economy.

    I believe Wonderful Life Foundation has made a significant social difference as explained in the following Nanodot.org post by Wonderful Life Foundation:

    Click Here to Read, Wonderful Life Foundation Economic Stimulus Package.

    Click Here to Read, Someone destroyed my text! I will post later maybe!

    EXCERPT FOR Someone destroyed my Text!:

    A body of evidence provides groundwork for one to surmise that new Senate legislation is a direct consequence of Nanotechnology associations using the main thesis of Wonderful Life Foundation as political leverage to instigate Senate legislative activity.

    Wonderful Life Foundation may never be officially recognized for taking the initiative to lead a peaceful non-violent effort to help create a better world.

    What does the founder, Webmaster, and Executive Director of Wonderful Life Foundation get out of it? Wonderful Life Foundation gets zilch – A big fat goose egg! Wonderful Life Foundation has failed to produce any revenue (0.0 dollars) whatsoever.

    The social merit of Wonderful Life Foundation may go beyond a mere monetary measurement.

    Other Nanodot.org post illustrating how Wonderful Life Foundation has made a difference in terms of changing the future for the better:

    Wonderful Life Foundation Contributions to Nanodot.org Public Forum.

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    bdunbar wrote:

    >I think we can agree that lurking in your
    >postings are some interesting thoughts.

    Reply from bugstuff:

    Thank You.

    _____________________________________

    bdunbar wrote:

    >You're hiding your message behind obfuscatory
    >verbiage and messiness.

    Reply by bugstuff:

    Obfuscatory? My unique writing style must be catching on.

    Is it possible that the Wonderful Life Foundation mematic content is working on a subconscious level?

    It was necessary that I look Obfuscatory up in a hard bound print dictionary. My spell checker dictionary did not have the spelling or definition.

  11. bugstuff Says:

    Fear of "Standing downwind" of Over Inflated Post

    Iron Sun Wrote:

    >I am hardly averse to the use of clever language
    > as a means of displaying how smart I am.

    Reply by Bugstuff:

    Thank you for providing justification for at least trying to write persuasively.

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    Iron Sun Wrote:

    >But seriously, dude, you must have a pretty
    > impressive display of palm blisters and fogged vision by now.

    Reply by Bugstuff:

    Any action of value requires some sort of sacrifice. My sacrifice may not be as great as others. For example, soldiers who have defended freedom and liberty on the battle field have made a noble sacrifice.

    Each person has a specific calling. The soldier deserves great respect and honor for his or her sacrifice.People who answer a calling such as I may serve to prevent acts of war from becoming harmfully glorious to an exagerated degree. As stated by a great philosopher, "The pen is mighter than the sword".

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    Iron Sun Wrote:

    >I for one seldom read any of your posts, because
    > life is too short and I'm afraid if I stand downwind of you I'll end up sticky.
    > Maybe you do have something valuable to say,
    > but at present few people are ever going to discover that.

    Reply by Bugstuff:

    My new Nanodot.org post entitled, Lengthy Post Reflect Complex Sociological Issues, may shed light on your perceptions of Wonderful Life Foundation contributions as thick and overly inflated. Your perceptions of my work as overly inflated contribute to your fear of "standing downwind".

    As stated in the Wonderful Life Foundation discourse entitled, Lengthy Post Reflect Complex Sociological Issues: The complex problematic nature of development and implementation of Nanotechnology require lengthy discourse to arrive at workable solutions.

    In the discourse entitled Lengthy Post Reflect Complex Sociological Issues, Wonderful Life Foundation asserts the perception of lengthy discourse as an attempt to out wit or ìwear downî is due to competition existing as a deeply ingrained psychological mechanism.

    Click Here to Read the Wonderful Life Foundation Nanodot.org contribution entitled Lengthy Post Reflect Complex Sociological Issues.

    The new Wonderful Life Foundation Nanodot.org post entitled, SOCIOLOGICAL EXPERIMENT: MEMATIC CONTENT WORKING ON SUBCONSCIOUS LEVEL, may also help readers better understand and relate to the Wonderful Life Foundation post.

    Click Here to Read SOCIOLOGICAL EXPERIMENT: MEMATIC CONTENT WORKING ON SUBCONSCIOUS LEVEL.

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    Iron Sun Wrote:

    >Constantly referencing yourself as Beautiful
    >World Association, or whatever, has done nothing
    > to disguise the fact you are a lone individual with an inflated opinion
    > of his abilities and influence;

    Reply by Bugstuff:

    I, as webmaster, founder, and Executive Director have made it extremely clear Wonderful Life Foundation is a new organization just getting started.

    The assertion of renown scientist Bill Joy is, "The Future Don't Need Us." Given the variable degree of truth within Bill Joy's assertion, perhaps an individuals "inflated opinion of his abilities and influence" is not such a bad thing, provided the individual respects life and liberty of other people.

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    Iron Sun Wrote:

    >Rambling digressions do less to prove your
    >erudition than they do to make people stop reading
    > your posts in frustration;

    Reply by Bugstuff:

    I believe it would be foolish and unrealistic to expect unconditional acceptance of everything I write by all people. It is perfectly okay to be turned off or turned on.

  12. Iron Sun Says:

    Re:Fear of "Standing downwind" of Over Inflated Po

    Any action of value requires some sort of sacrifice.

    In your case, a very personal and Freudian notion of "sacrifice". I stand corrected; if I stand downwind of you, I won't end up sticky, I'll end up crusty.

    What a load of pompous wank.

    For example, soldiers who have defended freedom and liberty on the battle field have made a noble sacrifice.

    A complete non sequitur that does more to show you up as bombastic and delusionally self-important than to make a valid point.

    As stated by a great philosopher, "The pen is mighter than the sword".

    Actually, the quote comes from an otherwise forgotten 19th Century play about Cardinal Richelieu, a man way, way too practical to be considered a great philosopher. Gee, Yogi!

    Herein lies a challenge. I have a bit of a profile worked out on you, based on your various ramblings, and here is a chance for me to prove it or you to refute it. I theorise that you are so hell bent on proving how smart you are that you can't just acknowledge a factual error without somehow turning it into a point you meant to make in the first place that proves you even cleverer than before. In the current example, you will attempt to make some sort of point about the nature of philosophy, or explain how a 19th century playwright or devious politician can be considered "great" philosophers, or by dissecting my dissection. You will do so with verbiage of Proustian proportions. My challenge to you is to have the guts to admit you had no idea about the source of your quote in a simple one sentence statement. I don't think you can do it. You'll probably just ignore it.

    I believe it would be foolish and unrealistic to expect unconditional acceptance of everything I write by all people. It is perfectly okay to be turned off or turned on.

    Ain't that the truth. Of course, most people who actually want to get anywhere in life are prepared to try new avenues when it becomes increasingly plain that the current approach is not as successful as they hoped. To relentlessly cling to the belief in your own unsung genius in the face of widespread irritation and mockery is the sign of being either as dumb as a sack of hammers or mad as a bus.

    I could write loads of stuff here about the rest of your post being full of the same old turgid crap, but you have proven that you would rather keep frantically beating away in the hope of eventually inspiring a circle jerk than to actually accept that you are perceived as the latest in a series of marginalised ranting kooks that have scared off virtually all meaningful debate from what was once a very promising forum. Consider trying, for a week or month, to post concise, non-self referential points for debate rather than long-winded manifestoes designed to show how visionary you are. Do it under a new pseudonym if you like. See if you get a higher hit rate in terms of meaningful debate in reply. Where's the harm in trying?

  13. Corwin Says:

    Re:Sociological Experiment.

    Well I don't know about the rest of the board… but I'm not so much referring to your vocabulary…

    What I'm refering to is your arrogant, pretentious tone and the fact that you can't answer simple questions and points without not only annoying and alienating your audience, but BORING us all to hell with insanely long posts that in the long run, don't say anything much at all… and what little IS said could much more easily have been stated in a simple, single paragraph.

    Your past 10 posts have ended with 'Read the rest of this comment…'

    If you think most of us are clicking that link… you ARE self-delusional. Trust me… nothing you say is that interesting.

  14. bugstuff Says:

    A Tale Told by an Idiot Full of Sound and Fury

    A TALE TOLD BY AN IDIOT
    FULL OF SOUND AND FURY
    SIGNIFING NOTHING, William Shakesphere

    Iron Sun Wrote:

    >My challenge to you is to have the guts to admit
    > you had no idea about the source of your quote in
    > a simple one sentence statement. I don't think
    > you can do it. You'll probably just ignore it.

    Reply by bugstuff:

    I fully admit I have no idea about the source of the quote, ìThe Pen is Mighter than the Swordî. The familiar expression is such a common well known truism people who have an interest in linguistic etymology can easily find the source of the quote using the internet as a research tool.

    Iron Sun, thank you for sharing your knowledge concerning the source of the quote as 19th Century play about Cardinal Richelieu. Iron Sun, I am happy to report that I have learned from your sharing your knowledge.

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    Iron Sun Wrote:

    >Gee, Yogi!

    Reply by Bugstuff:

    I am not Yogi. I fully referenced great Baseball player and philosopher Yogi Berre as the source of the quote, ìWhen you come to a fork in the road, take itî.

    I have creatively provided a practical application of Yogi Berreís wisdom. I believe Yogi Berre will be honored to have his truism applied in area where the truism will have maximum social significance.

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    Iron Sun Wrote:

    I theorise that you are so hell bent on proving
    > how smart you are that you can't just acknowledge
    > a factual error without somehow turning it into a point you meant
    > to make in the first place that proves you even
    > cleverer than before. In the current example, you
    >will attempt to make some sort of point about the nature of philosophy,
    > or explain how a 19th century playwright or devious politician
    > can be considered "great" philosophers, or by dissecting my dissection.

    Reply by Bugstuff:

    I am not a egomaniac trying to prove intellectual superiority. I merely desire to make a difference by making a positive constructive contribution. I believe my introduction of mematic elements that potentially may be excluded is helping to shape the future for the better.

    Click Here to Review Wonderful Life Foundation proposal for a new type of institution.

    Why should I not feel this way? Why should I not want to be involved? Nanotechnology can potentially make a profound social impact for better or worst.

    The potential of Nanotechnology to transform society for the better is exhilarating and thrilling. I believe it is only natural to have a strong fervent healthy interest in Nanotechnology.

    Iron Sun, you must have some sort of vested interest to spend so much time debunking my Nanodot.org post. I do not understand how my contribution could provoke such a strong hot headed emotional reaction.

    What are you trying to prove by your lengthy post? If you do not fully agree with my assertions, than simply search and find Nanodot.org content more favorable to your views.

    Iron Sun, you or other visitors to Nanodot.org are not forced to read my content. Web surfers have the choice to skip over Wonderful Life Foundation post. Why spend so much time trying to change my writing style?

    Iron Sun, as long as you choose to read and respond to my Nanodot.org post, I welcome your feedback. Your reply to Nanodot.org Wonderful Life Foundation post are very much valued and appreciated. I, as webmaster, Founder, and Executive Director of Wonderful Life Foundation, adhere to the philosophy, ìI am okay, and you are okayî.

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    Iron Sun Wrote:

    >Consider trying, for a week or month, to post
    >concise, non-self referential points for debate
    >rather than long-winded manifestoes designed to
    >show how visionary you are.

    Why should I change my style of writing?

    The basic tenet of The Foresight Institute is that a vision for the future is necessary. I believe my visionary manifestos is a valuable contribution in terms of introduction of mematic elements that potentially may be excluded. I believe the introduction of mematic elements that may potentially be excluded is helping to shape the future for the better.

    Wonderful Life Foundation puts forth the following conjectures:

    Science is empirical and strictly concerned with what can be detected by the sensory processes of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. Laboratory equipment is used to extend human senses.

    Religion exclusively concentrates on spiritual life and reality. The theological debate pertaining to materialism and anti-materialism has furiously raged for centuries. The raging theological debate may potentially leave society paralyzed in terms of instigating positive social progress

    Business is about winning. The exclusive focus of business is the bottom line on financial statements. The exclusive focus upon winning may lead to future fascism.

    Wonderful Life Foundation addresses this problems by proposing establishment of Wonderful Life Foundation as a vigorious effort to redistribute wealth in a free market economy.

    New scientific discoveries should create more material wealth and abundance. Wonderful Life Foundation asserts that all Not for Profits currently engaged in helping people financially must commit to a more vigorious effort as the pace of scientific progress quickens in coming years.

    Progress is inevitable; given the fact God has blessed the human race with intelligence to device better solutions to problems.

    Since progress is inevitable and rapid scientific advancements are likely to occur, is there a need for a new type of organization which takes a middle of the road approach to science, religion, and business?

    Is there a need for a new type of organization, which transcends the three major categories of science, religion, and business?

    Wonderful Life Foundation is not exclusively science. Wonderful Life Foundation is not exclusively religion. Wonderful Life Foundation is not exclusively business.

    Wonderful Life Foundation is an unique blend of science, religion, and business. The feature article Mematic Engineer for the Omega Point provides a discussion to more precisely define Wonderful Life Foundation.

    The feature article Mematic Engineer for the Omega Point is posted online at the following URL:

    http://Wonderful-Life.cheapwebtricks.net/Mematic-E ngineer.html

    The major propositions posted by Wonderful Life Foundation point to critical social issues and are not ìself referentialî statements containing a high degree of self-absorption.

    The major propositions posted by Wonderful Life Foundation demonstrate a high degree of healthy, positive, constructive involvement in social issues all responsible citizens should fully understand and examine.

  15. bugstuff Says:

    Dr. K. Eric Drexler's Discourse: New Institutions.

    In Engines of Creation, Dr. K. Eric Drexler stated "Institutions evolve". Wonderful Life Foundation asserts it is never too early to challenge and promote positive institional change.

    Click here to read Dr. K. Eric Drexler's discourse entitled, POWER, EVIL, INCOMPETENCE, AND SLOTH, as published in the online version of Engines of Creation

    I believe the leading paragraph is highly socially relevent to current events:

    Dr. Drexler writes, "I have outlined how nanotechnology and advanced AI will give great power to the leading force – power that can be used to destroy life, or to extend and liberate it. Since we cannot stop these technologies, it seems that we must somehow cope with the emergence of a concentration of power greater than any in history."

  16. chip Says:

    Re:Dr. K. Eric Drexler's Discourse: New Institutio

    You do understand, don't you, that what Drexler is talking about in the passage you like to is tools and institutions for defending society against people like you?

    

  17. Iron Sun Says:

    Re:A Tale Told by an Idiot Full of Sound and Fury

    . I merely desire to make a difference by making a positive constructive contribution.

    Regardless of whether it is actually working or not. The sign of a true visionary. Ask yourself this: what percentage of replies to your spewings are primarily about criticism or mockery of your bombastic pretentions? Try to answer in one hundred words or less with no self reference or gratuitous links to the Happy Happy Joy Joy Club.

    I believe my introduction of mematic elements that potentially may be excluded is helping to shape the future for the better.

    You are admitting here that your contributions are stupid. You serve as a cautionary example, I guess, but I guarantee that you will end up getting more and more frustrated by the high incidence of mockery in the few replies that people can be bothered to make. You are not contributing to useful debate on serious issues (see Smartarse Prick Group question on mockery quotient above).

    Iron Sun, you must have some sort of vested interest to spend so much time debunking my Nanodot.org post. I do not understand how my contribution could provoke such a strong hot headed emotional reaction.

    You should browse through my back catalogue. I have a history of shooting mentally ill fish in barrels. I'm not hotheaded and emotional, I'm insulting and abusive. And smarter than you. And I don't spend much time on this stuff, I have bigger fish to fry. I write it without much editing and move on. How many edits do you do?

    What are you trying to prove by your lengthy post?

    That I am a smartarse prick and you are a mentally ill wanker. Lengthy post? Pot, meet kettle.

    If you do not fully agree with my assertions, than simply search and find Nanodot.org content more favorable to your views.

    <A thin wind whistles through the deserted forum. A tumbleweed blows past. The evil black-hat sheriff sighs and decides to shoot at the feet of the town drunk and make him dance again.>

    I didn't even bother reading past this point in your post. You are marginalising yourself and will make no significant contribution to thought or deed unless you actually listen to what people are saying about you and have the courage to try a new tack. We're being cruel to be kind.

  18. bugstuff Says:

    Why are These Ideas so Troubling?

    Chip wrote:

    Chip, I did not start Nanotechnology. Nanotechology began at the dawn of time when prehistoric man hit two rocks together and started to think about the nature of material and how material with different physical properties interact with each other.

    Dr. Drexler is a pioneer in Nanotechnology, but Dr. Drexler cannot be credited with starting nanotechnology either. Also, Dr. Drexler, should be credited as a founding father of the new science of Nanotechnology Sociology.

    Likewise, Richard Feynmen's speech, "There is Plenty Room at the Bottom", is a significant contribution and milestone in the historical development of Nanotechnology that began past eons and eons of years in early history.

    Chip, how can it be wrong to propose solutions to potential problems? Chip, you did not specify why my ideas are so troubling to you. I am sorry you find my ideas so troubling

    Chip, I did not start Nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is a rapidly growing field with lots of inertia and momentum of its own. This is where we are, so what is wrong with a person examining these issues and proposing possible solutions?

    An analysis of the Bell Shaped IQ curve reveals that 80 to 90 percent of the population will not be intellectually capable of comprehending complex technical issues pertaining to new nanotech manufacturing methods. Plus, new nanotech manufacturing methods may lead to automated processes that eliminate jobs for 90 to 95 percent of the population.

    Nanobots and brain sensors may someday enhance human performance. ClickHere to Review the Nanodot.org discussion pertaining to brain sensors.

    I believe the majority of the population will FREELY CHOOSE to reject the use of brain sensors and nanobots to enhance human performance, when and if such technologies become available.

    The use of brain sensors and nanobots to enhance human performance may gradually become socially acceptable one hundred or more years after such technology is perfected.

    Iniatially, the use of brain sensors and nanobots to enhance human performance will more than likely be deployed in a very limited area of improvement of communication in regards to space colonilization

    What about the age old problem of what to do with the masses? In a Charles Dickens play, Ebeneezer Scrooge said, "they should die and decrease the surplus population."

    Logical reasoning plus the Spirit of Discernment and Truth attest that an increase in material abundance and wealth as a consequence of using complex scientific processes to solve problems will mandate a more vigorious effort to redistribute wealth in a free market economy.

    Certainly, in a democracy, we do not want government to take a more active role in redistribion of wealth. Hence, Wonderful Life Foundation has proposed all Not-For-Profits engaged in helping people must engage in a more active vigorious effort to redistribute wealth as the pace of science and technology quickens.

    President Bush should be applauded for his effort to reinvigorate volunteerism. I believe this is a great start to "preparing society for the coming era of nanotechnology". Hopefully, in the future, people will be guided by the light within.

  19. bugstuff Says:

    The Real Issues.

    Iron Sun Wrote:

    Regardless of whether it is actually working or not.

    Reply from bugstuff:

    I still have plenty of time. Nanotechology is in the very early stages of development. Some people claim measureable socioeconomic change will occur in 10 to 20 years. I believe measurable socioeconomic change as a consequence of nanotechnology may take as long as 20 to 40 years.

    Mr_Farlops, a Nanodot.org Public Forum member, proposed that the law of accelerating returns will hit a wall because of an "Economic Feedback Loop.

    Click here to review Mr_Farlops thesis pertaining to an "Economic Feedback Loop".

    ___________________________________________

    Iron Sun Wrote:

    >Ask yourself this: what percentage of replies to
    >your spewings are primarily about criticism or mockery of your
    >bombastic pretentions?

    Reply from bugstuff:

    The positive response to Wonderful Life Foundation content has been integrated within constructive criticism, thus it is difficult to provide an exact percentage. I suppose around 50 percent PRO and 50 percent CON.

    ___________________________________________

    Previous Post by Bugstuff addressed to Iron Sun:

    What are you trying to prove by your lengthy post?

    Reply from Iron Sun:

    >That I am a smartarse prick and you are a
    >mentally ill wanker.

    New Reply from Bugstuff:

    Well, I suppose these human faults, we each respectively possess, makes us about even.

    ___________________________________________

    Iron Sun Wrote:

    >I'm insulting and abusive. And smarter than
    > you. And I don't spend much time on this stuff,
    >I have bigger fish to fry.

    Iron Sun, I have no doubt, that indeed you are smarter than I. Your academic accolades may be stacked as high as a mountain.

    I have the heart and spirit to truly want to make a difference and change the world for the better. I have faith God will guide my effort.

    ___________________________________________

    Iron Sun Wrote:

    >I guarantee that you will end up getting more and
    >more frustrated by the high incidence of mockery

    Reply from Bugstuff:

    Personalized attacks upon my style of writing only serve to distract from the real issues. Instead of personalized attacks upon my style of writing I am asking anyone reading this post to respond to the REAL ISSUES.

    I may get a quicker response if I used the Nanotech.science usernet mailing list, however due to the fact I do not own a home computer, I do not have access to the usernet on library computers.

    The REAL ISSUES I am asking people to respond to are the following:

    REAL ISSUE NUMBER (1)

    Does anyone have an update pertaining to the "immortalzing enzyme" known as telomerase as the "fountain of youth" and medical treatment to drastically extend human life?

    Does anyone have any comments pertaining to the following observations made by Wonderful Life Foundation:

    The major breaking news story about scientist discovery of The Fountain of Youth may have been downplayed in the media for several reasons. Two major reasons to downplay discovery of The Fountain of Youth may include: (1) how does society set a price tag on the Fountain of Youth?, and (2) the discovery of The Fountain of Youth may lead to a major problem of overpopulation and contribute to social unrest and instability.

    If people must forfeit better medical treatments in the interest of maintaining social stability, than this is solid ground to build a case for total complete absolute free medical health care insurance and legal provision for free prescription medication for every United States citizen.

    All Medical professionals, who include medical research scientist, take the Hippocratic Oath. The Hippocratic oath is a promise to render the best medical treatment available.

    Escalating Cost of Health Insurance: A Wall on Superhighway Toward Advanced Simplicity.

    ___________________________________________

    REAL ISSUE NUMBER (2)

    Does anyone have any comment pertaining to these Wonderful Life Foundation observations:

    The vast number of Not for Profits engaged in fundraising for medical research to conquer killer diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, spinal injury etc. should consider focusing fundraising effort to finance research and development programs leading toward greater computational power.

    A major obstacle to conquering killer disease and crippling body dysfunction is the need for greater computation power. It is profoundly amazing that the LEAP microscope generates ìdata 1000 times faster than previous atom probe designs.î

    The generation of such large amounts of data will mandate development and perfection of quantum molecular computers, as well as other types of molecular computational instruments.

    The cure for nerve damage due to spinal cord injury or disease that destroys nerve cells is to rebuild damaged motor and sensory neurons using nanotechnology methods to create ìartificialî nerve cells. Also, the cure for blindness may be to produce ìartificialî nanotech generated optical sensory neurons.

    I wonder if Christopher Reeves, who has suffered a spinal cord injury, is interested in nanotechnology research?

    ___________________________________________

    REAL ISSUE NUMBER (3)

    Can anyone provide a comment pertaining to the following Wonderful Life Foundation inquiry:

    Does a steady reduction of the Mortgage Interest Rate provide proper quantification of commitment of science to the 'good' of humanity?Click Here to review Wonderful Life Foundation discourse pertaining to Quantification Method and vote in my online poll.

    ___________________________________________

    SUMMARY:

    Many more socially significant propositions (REAL ISSUES) exist throughout Wonderful Life Foundation discourse posted on Nanodot.org. I invite comments pertaining to the real issues.

    People should spend their time addressing the REAL ISSUES, instead of launching personal attacks upon a specific writing style. Personal attacks DISTRACT from the REAL ISSUES.

    ___________________________________________

    Iron Sun Wrote:

    >You are marginalising yourself and will make no
    >significant contribution to thought or deed unless you actually listen to what people
    >are saying about you and have the courage to try a new tack.

    Reply from Bugstuff:

    I have listened (carefully read) your views. I have responded. It is too early to quit now. However, I will continually reevaluate my effort.

    ___________________________________________

    Iron Sun Wrote:

    >We're being cruel to be kind.

    Reply from Bugstuff:

    Thank you for your concern about my welfare. I do have approximately $95,000 to $110,000 dollars of my valuable time invested in my effort to start Wonderful Life Foundation.

    Your concern is sincerely appreciated, and I shall take it to heart.

    Once more, Thank you for responding to my post.

  20. chip Says:

    Re:Why are These Ideas so Troubling?

    you did not specify why my ideas are so troubling to you. I am sorry you find my ideas so troubling.

    I don't know why you think that I find your ideas troubling. At the moment, your ideas don't trouble me at all, since it is not possible for me to discern from your prolix mumblage what your ideas are. What troubles me is the cluttering of public discussion by the voluminous incoherent babbling of persons who exhibit an obvious need for psychiatric assistance.

  21. jjlarkin Says:

    Re:Goals Defined: More Computational Power Needed.

    There's nothing remarkable about the Imago atom probe. Atom probes have been a scientific novelty for decades, and likely always will be. The Imago probe is hundreds of times faster than some older machines because the old ones had surpassingly dumb electronics, and the LEAP electronics is pretty good (I remark modestly, since I designed it, and offer it to anybody else who wants to drop a few million fiddling with fast atom probes.) Since nanotach is largely done by MEs and material scientists, it's not shocking that the electronics is generally ghastly. John

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