Reality, fantasy and civility in molecular assemblers

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Chris Toumey revisits the 2003 exchange of opinions between Eric Drexler and Richard Smalley, which was one of the most colourful disagreements in the history of nanotechnology.

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Toumey, C. Reality, fantasy and civility in molecular assemblers. Nature Nanotech 13, 2–3 (2018) doi:10.1038/s41565-017-0050-6

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