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Q & A: commanding atoms like servants

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Most recent answer: 09/26/2013
Hello Sir, I am a Mechanical Engineer and am from India. I have question arise in my mind that what happen IF WE CAN CONTROL ATOMS AND MAKE THEM WORK FOR US AS WE COMMAND THEM like our servant. Example i am sitting on sofa and i will command atoms which are under my control and i command them to give me the remote which is on table and just in seconds its in my hand. So give me some guideline that i can work on this idea or not or it will be a waste of time and money.
- Ravi patel (age 22)

We do not know of any particular physical techniques to 'command atoms like our servants'. Some of us don't even have servants. Similar projects using other techniques have been discussed in some articles in an earlier compendium:   .

Mike W.

(published on 09/26/2013)

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