John Storrs Hall – Nanotech Utility Fog


Guest NameJohn Storrs HallGuest CredentialsFuturist & Nanotechnology InnovatorInterview TitleNanotech Utility Fog

Interview Details


Imagine billions of tiny robots, none larger than a grain of dust, working together as a swarm controlled by a computer. This forms the basis for a type of programmable matter capable of creating buildings, tools, and objects on demand — and possibly much more. We’re joined by John Storrs Hall to discuss the visionary idea for Nanotech Utility Fog as a “universal simulator” that he first proposed back in 1993 as a swarm of self-reconfiguring modular nano-robots.

John Storrs Hall – known to his friends as Josh – a subject matter expert and key influencer in the field of molecular nanotechnology. Josh is the author of Nanofuture: What’s Next for Nanotechnology, a fellow of the Molecular Engineering Research Institute and Research Fellow of the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing.

His achievements also include former roles as a computer systems architect at Rutgers University, the founder of the sci.nanotech Usenet newsgroup, founding chief scientist of Nanorex Inc., and former president of the Foresight Institute.

He joins us today to discuss the visionary idea for Nanotech Utility Fog that he first proposed back in 1993 as a swarm composed of self-reconfiguring modular nano-robots.

Links & Resources


• Kurzweil AI Network: Utility Fog: The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of
• Wikipedia: Nanotech Utility Fog
• Amazon Books: Where Is My Flying Car?