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Utility Foglet

Image 132      
Title:   Utility Foglet  
Date:   1994  
Artist(s):   J. Storrs Hall  
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Imagine a microscopic robot. It has a body about the size of a human cell and 12 arms sticking out in all directions. A bucketfull of such robots might form a `robot crystal' by linking their arms up into a lattice structure. Now take a room, with people, furniture, and other objects in it — it's still mostly empty air. Fill the air completely full of robots. The robots are called Foglets and the substance they form is Utility Fog, which may have many useful medical applications.

Copyright Info:   © Copyright 1994 by J. Storrs Hall and Extropy Institute. For reprint permission, please contact either J. Storrs Hall at the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing, 555 Bryant Street #253, Palo Alto, CA 94301, email: josh@imm.org; or Extropy Institute at http://www.extropy.org.
Print Source(s):   J. Storrs Hall, "Utility Fog, Part One," Extropy #13 (6:2) Third Qtr 1994, p. 16.
Online Source(s):   http://discuss.foresight.org/~josh/Ufog.html

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