can AI self-replicate naturally?

nanoassembler

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Engineers Teach Nature to ‘Grow’ Computer Components, PhysOrg.com

Complexity Digest / Complexity Digest 2007.43 8 Nov. 2007

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“Excerpts: At the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering, Ray Phaneuf, associate professor of materials science and engineering, has developed a template that nature can follow to produce ‘self-assembling’ structures. The template causes atoms to be arranged in a defined pattern that can serve a variety of purposes – a semiconductor in a laptop, a component in a cell phone or a sensor in a wearable device.” . . . (full article)

Image credit: Orion’s Arm: Scale and Density of Technology: Nanoscale civilizations

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Newcomb’s commentary: “Nature is full of infinite causes that have never occurred in experience.” Leonardo da Vinci

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