Nanotechnology at Lloyd’s of London

by Eric Drexler on 2012/05/30

Lloyd’s of London building interior
Where the action is
at Lloyd’s

There’s a now a video of a talk that I gave at Lloyd’s of London, a unique, global insurance institution founded in 1688.

The Financial Services and Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Networks (in collaboration with the Lighthill Risk Network) hosted the talk, and I directed my remarks primarily to insurance underwriters and risk professionals. It’s a bit different from the talk that I gave on Physical Law
and the Future of Nanotechnology
to inaugurate the Future Technologies program at Oxford’s Martin School.

I’m enjoying life and people at Oxford. Please note the changes in my contact information (bottom of page).

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

William L. Dye ("willdye") June 4, 2012 at 12:01 am UTC

I’m glad you found something so appealing that it pulled you across eight time zones to a new home for the next three-or-so years. Oxford seems like a great place to work on future technologies. I look forward to reading your future work on such matters.

A nitpick: in the new contact information, your wife Rosa is listed under “geographicengine.com”. When I tried to visit that site, I got a notice that the domain was no longer valid.

DiamondoidForAll June 9, 2012 at 2:48 pm UTC

Bring on the diamondoid mechanosynthesis. Thank you, Dr. Drexler, for educating people about molecular manufacturing.

Some stages:

Stage 1: Self-Assembly and DNA Nanotechnology
Stage 2: Cross-Linked Polymeric Molecular Building Blocks
Stage 3: Positional-Assembly with Silicates and Fullerenes
Stage 4: Diamondoid Mechanosynthetic Assembly and Nanofactories.

DiamondoidForAll January 27, 2013 at 3:10 pm UTC

Eric and others, a major hurdle has been passed: A ribosome like manmade molecular assembler like machine has been made:

http://www.gizmag.com/molecule-assembler-synthesis-peptide-ribosome/25759/

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