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Exponential assembly is a theoretical nanofactory process patented by Zyvex.
It is called exponential assembly due to the exponential growth of replicators which will construct themselves through self-replication. Thus, in geometric progression, one becomes two, then two becomes four, and so on.
K. Eric Drexler emphasised the inherent exponential nature of the growth of any replicator based on molecular nanotechnology in Engines of Creation (Chapter 10, Limits to Growth), and coined the word assemblers.
- Cell division - nature's own exponential assembly
- Malthusian growth model - mathematical model for simple exponential growth
- Exponential Assembly Zyvex introductory article, featuring two short online videos.
- Exponential Assembly in-depth piece by George D. Skidmore, Eric Parker, Matthew Ellis, Neil Sarkar, and Ralph Merkle. This paper was submitted to the special Foresight Institute Conference Issue of “Nanotechnology.”
- Foresight Institute Molecular Nanotechnology Conferences
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