posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 07:19 PM
.. I.. don't think you know what 'nanobots' are.
See, to change Carbon into a Steak, you need to find the other elements that are present in the steak. Think we can just make those with nanobots? ..
No, we can't. The smallest, SMALLEST nanobots possible would be larger than atoms, because they're made with atoms. This means that they cannot just
'go in and grab' a neutron or two, or a proton, and then change Carbon into Hydrogen or Oxygen.
Even if it were energy, we can't determine (or affect) how that energy would reform into matter. First, because we just can't do things on those
Second, because that's a hell of a lot of energy. In 2 grams of hydrogen, there's the equivalent of 23 full tanks of spaceshuttle fuel being
(this is drawn from the fact that 1 gram of antimatter reacting with 1 gram of matter in annihalation releases the equivalent of 23 tanks - since
antimatter weighs the same as matter, I can infer that 2 grams of matter stores 23 tanks of energy, this matter would have to be hydrogen, since that
is the simplest actual atom present in annihalation on the matter side. On the antimatter side, generally just antielectrons exist.
Quantum Entanglement really seems like the best way to do this - as it's becoming easier and easier to entangle particles.
Within 10 years, it's likely that we'll be entangling hundreds of them - we've gone from 2 up to 8 or 10 in 3 years, it won't be too hard.
Create a small cubic field of particles, ready to be entangled with a second field, then entangle them, and zap the field with the object with energy
- the second field assumes the same state as the first, meaning the object is recreated. Break the bonds and you've got 2. It would of course be
massively more complex with particle injectors and retractors and advanced molecular 3D scanners - it's all hundreds of years in the future, but
it's the way to do it for sure.
I'm going to have to peruse those links for Warp Drive - I'd think I'd have heard about it, but I'll read.