From today's perspective we can identify a gemstone metamaterial on-chip factory only as an idealized target. The "naked core".
What we will actual end up with eventually after a lengthy development process won't be this "naked core".
It will rather be a legacy littered arrival result.
Legacy that cannot stay
In some contexts some legacy needs to be unconditionally slashed off though.
E.g. for high power density quite hot running nanosystems running
in drive engines for say rockets or something.
There foldamer legacy remnants in the nanosystem cannot be kept simply because
they could not deal with the high temperatures.
See: Consistent design for external limiting factors
Legacy that can stay
In other contexts like e.g. nanomedicine the integrated legacy
of foldamer technology of former technology levels may come in handy.
- The complement: legacy littered arrival result