From Sci to Fi
Discussion of technologies that may or may not be enabled through advanced gemstone gum technology and the chances and dangers they may bring can be discussed here.
Please add them to the list of potential applications as short and concise as possible and link back here or to a new page to the apropriate section.
If the topic grows big you are welcome to create a new page and link it from here.
Please don't add technologies where there is no reason to believe that APM will help making them a reality like beaming of humans, warp drives, neutron star physics or the like. Also the effects of self improving artificial intelligence that might crop up in the future is of no concern here since exploratory engineering isn't really applicable there.
Discussion of speculative technologies
- Community portal
- General software issues
- The transition time - expectable ineraction between todays products and advanced APM products
- consequences on our artificial environment of fast in place upgradable and repairing materials (every day an other city, architectural engineering)
- socioeconomic consequences
- surveillance and sphere of privacy
- Philosophical topics
- offtopic fun
More Fi than Sci: If in the not so near future for whatever reason carbon usage might become excessive - think mountain sized building structures. It might become wise to switch to silicon as the main structural material. An element that biology uses only in traces and an element from which so much is available that it can't be used up even if a barely gravitationally self supporting structure would be made that covers the whole earth.
APM & History
- First and second industrial revolution
- Digital manufacturing: Recently termed the third industrial revolution by some.
- APM: more a private than an industrial revolution - technologically generated independence and de-globalizing effect (not yet tackled on the corresponding wikipedia page)
- Three age system - stone bronze and iron
- Information age (silicon age) - plastic age would be more befitting to the everyday use material classification.
- APM: transition to the "diamond age" ?
- topic related: Robot and Protein Kinematics Lab
- nanoHUB ... open platform for the diverse (but largely APM unrelated) nanotechnology branches
- Other sites