Foresight Participating Member Mark Sims of Nanorex brings to our attention a new version of the five-minute film Productive Nanosystems: from Molecules to Superproducts posted at Google video. The description:
“Visualizing productive nanosystems and molecular manufacturing is a major challenge in communicating the power of this technology. To help address this problem, Nanorex (http://www.nanorex.com ) and the Foresight Institute (http://www.foresight.org/ ) established a challenge grant to fund the production of a new computer-generated animated short film called “Productive Nanosystems: from Molecules to Superproducts”.
“This was a collaborative project of animator and engineer, John Burch (http://www.lizardfire.com/ ), and pioneer nanotechnologist, Dr. K. Eric Drexler (http://www.e-drexler.com/ ). The film depicts an animated view of a nanofactory and demonstrates key steps in a process that converts simple molecules into a billion-CPU laptop computer.”