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What would be the first picotech? What would we want to force us to go past Nano?


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I’m always thinking about picotechnology but I’ve never heard of a specific example of it. What would be the first Pico device? Basically what need would force humans to try and go smaller than nano?

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What would be the first Pico device?

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In all seriousness there's no such thing as picotech because there are virtually no objects at that scale.



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Why stop at pico, when can we get to plancktech?
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l like the fact that there are onions in the salad as they should.

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Why are you always thinking about picotechnology?

 

Especially if there are no examples of picotechnology? How much time can you really spend thinking about a specific scale with no practical applications?



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I’m always thinking about picotechnology but I’ve never heard of a specific example of it. What would be the first Pico device? Basically what need would force humans to try and go smaller than nano?

 

Picotech is fiction. We gotta have nanotech first, then we can talk about this. An atom is about 0.1 to 0.5 nanometers while picotech is smaller. Magnetic monopole matter would be at least 1x10^-18 meters in diameter, and even that is as hard as scifi can get but still fictional. Anyway. what kind of picodevices are you thinking about? 


As you can see, I'm a huge nerd who'd rather write about how we can become a Type V civilization instead of study for my final exams (gotta fix that).

But to put an end to this topic, might I say that the one and only greatest future achievement of humankind is when it finally becomes posthumankind.


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https://en.wikipedia.../Picotechnology

 

"Picoscience is a term used by some futurists to refer to structuring of matter on a true picometer scale. Picotechnology was described as involving the alteration of the structure and chemical properties of individual atoms, typically through the manipulation of energy states of electrons within an atom to produce metastable (or otherwise stabilized) states with unusual properties, producing some form of exotic atom. Analogous transformations known to exist in the real world are redox chemistry, which can manipulate the oxidation states of atoms; excitation of electrons to metastable excited states as with lasers and some forms of saturable absorption; and the manipulation of the states of excited electrons in Rydberg atoms to encode information. However, none of these processes produces the types of exotic atoms described by futurists.

"Alternatively, picotechnology is used by some researchers in nanotechnology to refer to the fabrication of structures where atoms and devices are positioned with sub-nanometer accuracy. This is important where interaction with a single atom or molecule is desired, because of the strength of the interaction between two atoms which are very close. For example, the force between an atom in an atomic force microscope probe tip and an atom in a sample being studied varies exponentially with separation distance, and is sensitive to changes in position on the order of 50 to 100 picometers (due to Pauli exclusion at short ranges and van der Waals forces at long ranges)."


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I’m always thinking about picotechnology but I’ve never heard of a specific example of it. What would be the first Pico device? Basically what need would force humans to try and go smaller than nano?


Picotech is fiction. We gotta have nanotech first, then we can talk about this. An atom is about 0.1 to 0.5 nanometers while picotech is smaller. Magnetic monopole matter would be at least 1x10^-18 meters in diameter, and even that is as hard as scifi can get but still fictional. Anyway. what kind of picodevices are you thinking about?

I was thinking about the concept of picotech. I don’t know what devices could be Pico. That’s why I asked. I want to know what nano wouldn’t be able to do that Pico could.




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