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'I had been impressed by the fact that biological systems were based on molecular machines and that we were learning to design and build these sorts of things.'


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'I had been impressed by the fact that biological systems were based on molecular machines and that we were learning to design and build these sorts of things.'


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'You can find academic and industrial groups doing some relevant work, but there isn't a focus on building complex molecular systems. In that respect, Japan is first, Europe is second, and we're third.'


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'Any powerful technology can be abused.'


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'My greatest concern is that the emergence of this technology without the appropriate public attention and international controls could lead to an unstable arms race.'


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'But while doing that I'd been following a variety of fields in science and technology, including the work in molecular biology, genetic engineering, and so forth.'


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'Protein engineering is a technology of molecular machines - of molecular machines that are part of replicators - and so it comes from an area that already raises some of the issues that nanotechnology will raise.'

 

 

 

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