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Ralph Merkle Quotes

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Nanotechnology will let us build computers that are incredibly powerful.
We'll have more power in the volume of a sugar cube
than exists in the entire world today.
- Ralph Merkle

Related topics: Computers

If you look at the human condition today,
not everyone is well fed, has access to good medical care,
or the physical basics that provide for a healthy and a happy life.
- Ralph Merkle

A molecular manufacturing technology will let us build
molecular surgical tools,
and those tools will, for the first time,
let us directly address the problems at the very root level.
- Ralph Merkle

Nanotechnology is an idea that most people simply didn't believe.
- Ralph Merkle


 

Food is available, but it cannot be shipped into an area,
so the people in that area suffer the consequences.
- Ralph Merkle

We can grow crops less expensively because molecular
manufacturing technology is inherently low cost.
- Ralph Merkle

Today we see a human population of over 6 billion people,
many of whom have serious medical conditions,
which either can't be treated or cannot be treated economically.
- Ralph Merkle


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If you look at the various strategies available for
dealing with a new technology,
sticking your head in the sand is not the most plausible strategy.
- Ralph Merkle

Machines built by human beings they will function correctly
if we provide them with a very specific environment.
But if that environment is changed, they won't function at all.
- Ralph Merkle

If we attempt to block the development of new technology,
we effectively have ensured that the most responsible
parties will not develop them.
- Ralph Merkle

If you think the technology is infeasible,
you don't worry about what it might do and what its potential is.
- Ralph Merkle

We are looking at a future where to a first approximation,
everyone is wealthy.
- Ralph Merkle

We see an entire planet which has many limitations.
- Ralph Merkle

The new technologies that we see coming will have major
benefits that will greatly alleviate human suffering.
- Ralph Merkle

One of the concepts essential to molecular manufacturing
is that of a self-replicating manufacturing system.
That concept has lagged behind in its acceptance.
- Ralph Merkle

One of the things that we can say with confidence is
that we will have much lighter,
much stronger materials, and this will reduce the cost of air flight,
and the cost of rockets.
- Ralph Merkle

Disease and ill health are caused largely by damage
at the molecular and cellular level,
yet today's surgical tools are too large to deal with that kind of problem.
- Ralph Merkle

A potato can grow quite easily on a very small plot of land.
With molecular manufacturing, we'll be able to have
distributed manufacturing,
which will permit manufacturing at the site using technologies
that are low-cost and easily available.
- Ralph Merkle

As in any technological revolution, there will be winners and losers.
On balance, everyone will come out ahead,
although there will be particular companies that will
not be able to cope with a new environment.
- Ralph Merkle

There are certain things that are inherently scarce.
For example, there is only a certain amount of beachfront property in California.
It is going to be scarce, it is going to be expensive.
- Ralph Merkle

It looks as though yields of over 10 times what we
can currently grow per acre are feasible if you control the CO2 concentration,
the humidity, the temperature, all the various factors
that plants depend on to grow rapidly.
- Ralph Merkle

The laws of physics should allow us to arrange things
molecule by molecule and even atom by atom,
and at some point it was inevitable that we would develop
a technology that would let us do this.
- Ralph Merkle

Lighter computers and lighter sensors would let you
have more function in a given weight,
which is very important if you are launching things into space,
and you have to pay by the pound to put things there.
- Ralph Merkle

Many people in the world today are not starving because
there is an inherent inability to produce food,
they are starving because they are caught in the middle
of political fights and blockades that have been used as weapons.
- Ralph Merkle

One of the issues facing us today is that there are
countries where there is a serious lack of resources,
the standards of living are very low,
and this creates a fundamental unease and discomfort in entire populations.
- Ralph Merkle

Manufacturing takes place in very large facilities.
If you want to build a computer chip,
you need a giant semiconductor fabrication facility.
But nature can grow complex molecular machines using
nothing more than a plant.
- Ralph Merkle

Because of technological limits, there is a certain
amount of food that we can produce per acre.
If we were to have intensive greenhouse agriculture,
we could have much higher production.
- Ralph Merkle

The first approximation in this future that we're looking
at is that everyone will be physically well off.
They will have a great abundance in material goods,
and I think that will soften some of the conflicts we see now.
- Ralph Merkle

If we can reduce the cost and improve the quality of
medical technology through advances in nanotechnology,
we can more widely address the medical conditions that
are prevalent and reduce the level of human suffering.
- Ralph Merkle

Likewise nanotechnology will, once it gets under way,
depend on the tools we have then and our ability to use them,
and not on the steps that got us there.
- K. Eric Drexler

I think dry nanotechnology is probably a dead-end.
- Rudy Rucker

Nanotechnology is manufacturing with atoms.
- William Powell

In thinking about nanotechnology today,
what's most important is understanding where it leads,
what nanotechnology will look like after we reach the assembler breakthrough.
- K. Eric Drexler

Protein engineering is a technology of molecular machines -
of molecular machines that are part of replicators -
and so it comes from an area that already raises some
of the issues that nanotechnology will raise.
- K. Eric Drexler

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures
from the shelter of compassion and pity,
you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
- St. Francis of Assisi

You are not your mind. You, a Spiritual BEing,
are neither your mind nor your body.
Mind and body are your tools - to use as you choose.
Sometimes your body appears to have a will of its own,
as when it twitches or pains.
Likewise, your mind often appears to have its own will.
That incessant chattering of regret, disappointment, guilt,
shame, foreboding, worry, and fear
is your Rattlesnake Mind striking off on its own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wedding is destiny, and hanging likewise.
- John Heywood

Today is what life is all about.
When I desire for the future to arrive quickly,
I become unable to savor today.
I can't live in tomorrow, and when I focus
all my energies on the future, I shortchange today.
Likewise, fearing the future emasculates today,
leaving it dry and lifeless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That liberty is a great thing we may know from our own feelings,
and we may likewise judge so from the conduct of the white-people,
in the late war.
- Jupiter Hammon

I am worth some study, if for no one else but myself.
I hope that you feel likewise...
even if only about yourself.
- David J. Cook

And people do enjoy the plays at completely different levels.
And, likewise, they enjoy the authorship question...
at completely different levels.
- Mark Rylance

Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho,
when he fell into the hands of robbers.
They stripped him of his clothes, beat him
and went away, leaving him half dead.
A priest happened to be going down the same road,
and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.
So too, a Levite [religious leader],
when he came to the place and saw him,
passed by on the other side.
But a Samaritan [Samaritans and Jews generally disliked
and were suspicious of each other] came where the man was;
and when he saw him, he took pity on him.
He went to him and bandaged his wounds ... and ...
took him to an inn and took care of him. ...
Jesus [said] "Go and do likewise."
- Luke 10:25-37 (The Parable of the Good Samaritan)

First, they were bred when I was not capable to observe or before I was born;
likewise the breeding of men is of a different manner from that of women.
- Margaret Cavendish

Likewise, free trade does not, as evidenced in CAFTA,
mean fair trade.
- Stephen F. Lynch

In Italy the artist is a god.
Now if the artist is a god, the scientist is likewise a god.
- Josef Albers

Likewise, I see no shame in writing Captain America or Wolverine.
- Mark Millar

Likewise the leader of any state has to do the same,
he has to enforce Shariah firmly, for he will be held
in account later in the afterlife if he fails.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

The one who adapts his policy to the times prospers,
and likewise that the one whose policy clashes with
the demands of the times does not.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

I have no desire to take all black people back to Africa;
there are blacks who are no good here and will likewise be no good there.
- Marcus Garvey

The most perfect ape cannot draw an ape;
only man can do that; but,
likewise, only man regards the ability to do this as a sign of superiority.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Remember likewise there are persons who love fewer words,
an inoffensive sort of people, and who deserve some regard,
though of too still and composed tempers for you.
- Joseph Butler

Every man hath a general desire of his own happiness;
and likewise a variety of particular affections,
passions, and appetites to particular external objects.
- Joseph Butler

Every man is to be considered in two capacities,
the private and public; as designed to pursue his own interest,
and likewise to contribute to the good of others.
- Joseph Butler

I know that I have lived because I have felt,
and, feeling giving me the knowledge of my existence,
I know likewise that I shall exist no more when I shall have ceased to feel.
- Giacomo Casanova

I took up violin because my best mate had taken it up,
so I did likewise.
- Noel Redding

We are each other's seventh largest trading partner,
we are the fifth largest investor there and likewise,
we have a lot of exchanges between political leaders,
businessmen, tourists and school children too.
- Sellapan Ramanathan

I have accordingly considered it, and now appear not
only in obedience to your order,
but likewise in behalf of the inhabitants of this town,
who have presented another petition,
and out of regard to the liberties of the subject.
- James Otis

But some great records are are being made with today's
technology and there are still great artists among us.
Likewise there are artists today who are so reliant on modern technology,
they wouldn't have emerged when recording was more organic.
- Tony Visconti

To such idle talk it might further be added:
that whenever a certain exclusive occupation is coupled
with specific shortcomings,
it is likewise almost certainly divorced from certain other shortcomings.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

Prior to the passage of the Patriot Act,
it was very difficult - often impossible -
for us to share information with the Central Intelligence Agency,
with NSA, with the other intelligence agencies,
and likewise, for them to share information with us.
- Robert Mueller

When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form,
a clear volume, through successive eliminations,
you arrive inevitably at the egg.
Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse,
one finishes with the portrait.
- Pablo Picasso

My life has been a bit special, this is true.
I participated in the liberation of my country.
I was one of the organisers of its struggle for liberation.
I likewise actively participated in all the struggles for liberation.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

The American people likewise want to see enforcement first,
no tricks, no triggers, no amnesty, enforcing existing
laws and closing loopholes to reaffirm that our great Republic is,
in fact, a nation of laws.
- J. D. Hayworth

Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and
who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion,
jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those
who refuse to do likewise,
and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them.
- Johannes Brahms

Likewise today, some Christians are content to merely exist until they die.
They don't want to risk anything, to believe God,
to grow or mature.
They refuse to believe his Word, and have become hardened in their unbelief.
Now they're living just to die.
- David Wilkerson

But you will understand by yourselves that the matter
applies equally well to the organization of the officials of justice,
of administrative officials, etc; these are likewise
organized instruments of power in certain societies.
- Ferdinand Lassalle

Do not imagine that what we have said of the insufficiency
of our understanding and of its limited extent is an
assertion founded only on the Bible:
for philosophers likewise assert the same,
and perfectly understand it,- without having regard
to any religion or opinion.
- Maimonides

Likewise, with solar, especially here in California,
we're discovering that the 80 solar farm schemes that
are going forward want to basically bulldoze 1,000 sq. mi.
of southern California desert.
Well, as an environmentalist, we would rather that didn't happen.
- Stewart Brand

It works both ways: there are victims of tragedy who
come to me who have experienced grief of such magnitude
that they cannot reconcile.
Likewise, I cannot change the mentality of those who
committed the crimes or the fools who followed them.
- Paddy Ashdown

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart


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