X Prize for Nanotech?

Hal Finney writes "The X Prize Foundation, which recently awarded the Ansari X Prize for achieving a milestone in private space flight, is asking for suggestions for new X Prize ventures, under the name of The WTN X PRIZE. Among the topics they are considering are 'Technological ìholy grailsî, such as… molecular assemblers (true nanotechnology)".

What would be a good prize target for a nanotech project that is along the path to a molecular assembler? Hopefully it would be easier than the Feynman Grand Prize; something that could be done in the same kind of time frame as the Ansari X Prize took, and something for which a million dollar prize would be motivating?"

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