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RobinHanson comments on Total Nano Domination - Less Wrong

11 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 27 November 2008 09:54AM

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Comment author: RobinHanson 28 November 2008 04:12:01AM 3 points [-]

In your one upload team a day ahead scenario, by "full-scale nanotech" you apparently mean oriented around very local production. That is, they don't suffer much efficiency reduction by building everything themselves on-site via completely automated production. The overall efficiency of this tech with available cheap feedstocks allows a doubling time of much less than one day. And in much less than a day this tech plus feedstocks cheaply available to this one team allow it to create more upload-equivalents (scaled by speedups) than all the other teams put together. Do I understand you right?