KNT or KNTcase?

We’re not sure whether this is the point where nanotech moves from hype to fad, but in the wake of Apple’s ipod nano (Small Times accidentally ran an automated story on this last week!) we now have, oh dear, Kabbalistic Nanotechnology.

Madonna’s favourite Rabbi Rav Berg’s book Kabbalistic Nanotechnology just popped up on our radar thanks to an anonymous tipster (see the description below).

The description sounds uncannily Drexlerain in its utopian nature, which makes us wonder how many of the attendees at this weeks Foresight Vision Weekend will have seen this particular light? This recent addition to nanotechnology’s rich pageant gives us yet another flavour, KNT anyone?

“Two emerging technologies promise to transform the world in ways that will make the breakthroughs of the 20th century seem pedestrian. One has existed for less than 50 years and is called nanotechnology. The other has existed for 4,000 years and is called Kabbalah. On the surface, they seem to be divergent, even contradictory technologies. But in fact, they are complementary in the most profound ways possible. One promises to deliver a practical technology and a transformed world in the distant future. The other promises practical tools and remarkable changes now. In this book, Kabbalist Rav Berg isolates the common points of science and spirit to reveal the elusive path toward achieving humanity’s noblest and most challenging aspiration – the manipulation of the physical world. The potential uses are staggering: pollution reversal, elimination of disease and genetic defects, eradication of poverty, microscopic computers faster than today’s best supercomputers, and the indefinite extension of the human lifespan.”

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