In 2013, I saw a book on the World Future Society recommended book list, and as I scroll through the list one book stood out to me as very interesting and dynamic. It was a book by Mr. K. Eric Drexler and it was called “Radical Abundance: How a revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization.” I raced to the library and picked up the book only to be inspired but extremely hopeful about the future of Planet Earth. This book is not to be confused with another great book by the same title which is Peter Diamandis’s book “Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think”
Reading both these great books in which Peter Diamandis presented real-world examples and investments made my general mood happier about innovation and US Capitalism to solve emerging problems. K. Eric Drexler’s book really stuck with me and always wondered if the commitment of US Govt resources was put into Atomic Precise Manufacturing like the Space Race in the 1960s how would the world look in twenty, fifty, or hundred years from now. I’m quite happy to say that The Hamilton Institute is calling for this to become a National Security Priority like A.I. which with Quantum Technologies would keep the U.S.’s primary in its scientific, military, economic, and commercial sectors.
One of the outlining problems with this technology is the extremely expensive process which in turn creates extremely expensive products. This closes off marketing or advertising from the general public to only government and publicly traded fortune 500 companies who would be able to afford the products. I’m quite happy to say with US and Western government investments to bring the cost down and direct it to Military, Medical, and Heavy Construction will help commercialize this critical technology with Quantum Technologies (Sensing, Computing, and Communications) is equivalent to the Steam Engine of the benefits of what it could bring to Human Species.
Why do I say the West has an answer to the climate question because the basis of the APM is carbon atoms which switch carbon from waste by-products into the commodity market. I see in the future that Carbon will be on the CME trading desk as an investment vehicle as soybeans, corn, pork bellies, and crude oil. It will also have a marker like how crude oil is under the Brent Crude Price. It might be called Brent Carbon Price since the byproduct of using oil for energy is the carbon byproduct.
- Nanomanufacturing is described by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), a US Government R&D Initiative, as: “Manufacturing at the nanoscale… Nanomanufacturing involves scaled-up, reliable, and cost-effective manufacturing of nanoscale materials, structures, devices, and systems”
- With nanoscale being “structures with a length scale applicable to nanotechnology, usually cited as 1–100 nanometers” (Wikipedia)
- Top-down: “Top-down fabrication reduces large pieces of materials all the way down to the nanoscale, like someone carving a model airplane out of a block of wood” (NNI)
- Bottom-up “creates products by building them up from atomic- and molecular-scale components” (NNI)
- Nanofabrication is often used interchangeably with nanomanufacturing. However, nanofabrication is used more to convey an R&D activity consuming funds, while nanomanufacturing is a production activity generating revenue (Nanostructure Control of Materials)
When Michio Kaku gives a talk about the perfect capitalism and when you are not familiar with the hard science then it sounds like a pipe dream until you dive into what he says:
“To understand economics, you must understand where wealth comes from. If you talk to an economist, the economist might say, “Wealth comes from printing money.” A politician might say, “Wealth comes from taxes.” I think they’re all wrong – the wealth of society comes from physics.
For example, we physicists worked out the laws of thermodynamics in the 1800s, which gave us the Industrial Revolution, the steam engine, and the machine age. This was one of the greatest revolutions in human history. Then we physicists solved the mystery of electricity and magnetism, which gave us the electric revolution of dynamos, generators, radio, and television, and then we worked out the laws of the quantum theory, which gave us the transistor, computers, the internet, and laser. The three great revolutions of the past all came from physics.
We’re now talking about how physics is creating the fourth great revolution at the molecular level: artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and biotechnology. That’s the fourth wave, but we can also see outlines of the fifth wave beyond that. That one is driven by physics at the atomic level, e.g. quantum computers, fusion power and brain-net (when the human mind is merged with computers). So when you look towards mid-century, we’ll be in the fifth wave, and what drives all these waves? Physics. And how is it manifested? Through the economy.
So, taxes and printing money are not where wealth comes from. Those things massage, distribute, and manipulate wealth, but they don’t create it. Wealth comes from physics.“
Kaku, Michio. “Michio Kaku says physics could create a perfect capitalism.” Weforum, https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/01/michio-kaku-says-physics-will-create-a-perfect-capitalism/
When you read the Pro Carbon Fraction (part two coming soon) and see that the technologies that are at bay can help advance the human condition, pull carbon from the atmosphere, and advances the United States’ absolute structural advantage further into the future. The Net Zero, ESG, and Climate doomism really is overplayed and downright senseless when we should be adjusting our educational and labor market to embrace this beautiful future that awaits us if we just snatch it into our hands.
Let’s make this future our children’s reality!!!!
Founding Purpose: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”
The mechanism for achieving this goal is Capitalism and Democracy