X-Message-Number: 13172
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: nanotechnology is not simple
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 100 22:22:16 +1100 (EST)


Im glad for your message because it says something that Ive been saying.
Repair of a human brain (I say this assuming that the problem of providing
the brain with a body is not so hard) does raise many questions about 
just how to do it... if you dont just believe that nanotechnology will
achieve wonders and forget about the problem.

Here are my suggestions, which are no more than that: 

First, not only must our neurons (and other brain cells, too) be repaired
simultaneously, but no neuron can be repaired independently of any other
nearby (and in some cases, independently of repair of some faraway
neurons). My best estimate of how to do this is to first have nanotech 
devices go through the brain to get a detailed picture of the damage; this
detailed picture is then examined as a whole in a computer which IS NOT
inside of the patient at all (and probably is large, too). The result is
then used to produce a guide for repair, which is then turned into a plan
for activity of a DIFFERENT set of nanorobots which actually enter the
brain. Each will have directions.

If you thing a bit aboutthis you will know that this is not a simple 

			Best and long long life,

				Thomas Donaldson

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