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The spike

Years ago, I read a book called “The Spike“. It describes future technologies and theorises on what the modern world might be like in the future based on then-current (in the 90s) technology. One concept that really stuck with me was nanotechnology and what the book describes as “the goop pool”. In a nutshell, the goop pool is a pool of loose carbon atoms which can clone anything you throw into it: You throw in a chair, nanobots deconstruct it atom by atom while recording the process, then rebuild the exact chair from the carbon atoms in the pool.

Two projects

It’s great when two like-minded people think similar things, at a similar time, and then write separate blog posts about similar things, on the same day. There’s a word for it, but I can’t remember what it is… Anyway… Today, I have begun the ball rolling for two one (of two) projects. Let’s call it project A for now. I’ve had the idea for A for a fairly long time, maybe nine-months, and it has always been something I would do when I had more time.