Molecular assemblers?

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Ryan_m_b
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The comparison was trying to highlight how organisms maintain and replicate themselves, not how they move their hands. In biology molecular assembly is fundamental and we can both learn from and copy upon some of these processes e.g modifying ribosomes to produce unique polymers. Whilst it's not a universal constructor things like this do have enormous potential to change the way we manufacture. Molecular assembly is not simply a jump from the current factory paradigm to universal constructors.
 

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