Thursday, March 11, 2004

NNI in illustrious company

A 2004 National Nanotechnology Initiative declaration:
    "What are nanobots? And are they fantasy or reality?

    "Such creatures do not exist and many scientists believe they never will, saying nanoscale materials are simply too small to manipulate for such purposes – and if someone wanted to create something destructive, there are many easier ways to do so.

    "... Today—and as far as scientists can see—anything resembling nanobots remains in the realm of science fiction."

An 1895 declaration by Lord Kelvin, president of the Royal Society:

    "Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible."

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