Products of advanced atomically precise manufacturing

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This article is speculative. It covers topics that are not straightforwardly derivable from current knowledge. Take it with a grain of salt. See: "exploratory engineering" for what can be predicted and what not.
This box is full of things made with future technology. While we can see some rough things most details remain censored.

Note: The potential applications listed here should only be taken as motivation for the development of APM. It should not be taken too seriously since this compilation will be very incomplete and in parts probably quite wrong. Do not intermix the questionable feasability of the here presented example aplications with the rather sound feasability of advanced atomically precise manufacturing. Note further that smart combinations of the expectable new materials are the basis for all the prospective technologies presented here. When we reach advanced atomically precise manufacturing capabilities, development into the vast space of possible products will actually just start to begin. A lot of programming work will be necessary. This can - of course - self accelerate.


List of potential applications

In depth discussion of individual technologies can be found on the hyperlinked dedicated pages. Some things may be found on the general discussion page.

Note: the levels of likelihood are perceived rather subjective and blurry.
This is a bit problematic but there seems to be a need for classification.



very high likelyhood

  • fully automatic miniature greenhouses -> reduction of land usage
  • metal free means of transport
  • supercomputers in glasses and contact lenses
  • dynamically adjustable glasses and gratis hearing aids
  • better alternative to chains on bikes and motorcycles - (see: mechanical energy transmission cables)
  • extremely good thermal isolation for housesenorm (thermos flask level)
  • a lot better prosthetics
  • high density data storages that are reliable for geological time scales
  • gauge blocks with lengths known down to the atom (thermal expansion ...)
  • gauge masses known to the single atom (good video: [1]) - isotope separation needs to be done
  • digital replacement for paper that gets widely adopted
  • adjustable tables, cupboards, shelfs, chairs (early ones without cushions?)
  • nice cutlery - self resharpening
  • safer gas pipes - gas transported in microcapsules
  • balloons that work without helium or hydrogen as lifting gas

high likelyhood

medium likelyhood


... and many more



Developments in medicine tend to require more scientific discoveries (e.g. the understanding of the interaction of the bodies proteins) often making [exploratory engineering] over longer stretches into the future impossible.

Technology Level 0 and I will also advance in a direction of biosystem improvement (technology path µ). Whether and how T.Level III machines will wield those more bio-mimetic tools is an question that will remain open for quite some time since this question it in essence goes backward the technology levels into the yet unknown gap.

  • respirocytes
  • ...

To see how applications can be used to solve pressing problems of our time go to the opportunities page.
Can one or more potential killer apps be identified?