Eric Drexler Counts Five kinds of nanotechnology and two are not called nanotechnology currently

Eric Drexler counts five kinds of nanotechnology, of which only three are called by that name. Of the three, one is a revolutionary prospect, one is a fantasy, and the third is mostly materials science. As for the other two kinds, one is the heart of today’s greatest technological revolution, while the other is the basis for progress toward the revolutionary prospect — but neither of these is called “nanotechnology”.

Synthetic Biology and DNA Nanotechnology would be under molecular design and synthesis but also possibly Atomically Precise Manufactuing in some cases.

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