X-Message-Number: 14561
From: "John de Rivaz" <>
Subject: A new topic for investment: stereolithography
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 12:06:51 +0100

As many people reading this will know, I am in favour of funding cryonics by
using the enormous gains to be made long term by investing in technology. I
do not say it will be a smooth ride, but long term the arguments are

I have also offered the opinion that an end point may be in sight with
regards to nanotechnology. But there is now something in between,
stereolithography. The first link below should get you to a definitive
article in new Scientist, but if not you can find it right off their
contents page today, although it may change by the time you read this


As the NSc article says, the first application will be in the toy industry,
but the technology will change the economics of retailing, could well
obliterate whole sectors of it actually.The printers cost UKP30k at present,
but a mass produced examples will cost no more than black and white laser
printers a few years back, ie UKP1k and could be in the shops in a couple of
years. The principle as described in the article is relatively simple.

I have yet to find any investment opportunities in public companies, but
there are or will be no doubt some.

As stereolithography hits the economy over the next few years, it will pave
the way for a true nano economy and the economic shock may be less that I
and others have suggested.

Sincerely, John de Rivaz
my homepage links to Longevity Report, Fractal Report, music, Inventors'
report, an autobio and various other projects:
http://www.autopsychoice.com - should you be able to chose autopsy?

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