Damian Poirier

Cleveland, OH, United States

About Damian

An idea worth spreading

3D printers are a safe way to introduce bits to atoms paradigm shift. Long before desktop nanotech fabrication systems arrive with all the potential dangers they entail, getting society used to the idea of just how much can be done will do more than any amount of one to many teaching seminars of lectures. Open a 3D printing shop in your neighborhood. Offer the services for a nominal fee. Offer assistance to anyone want to make their own 3d Printer. It won't completely decentralize manufacturing, but it will get people thinking in the right direction.
Hopefully by the time mature nanotech is available to our 3dPrinters the memes of perfect recycling and a world not based on scarcity but who can make the winning designs will be etched in our brains.

I'm passionate about

Teaching how evolution works.

People don't know I'm good at

fixing what's broken

Comments & conversations

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Damian Poirier
Posted 9 months ago
Lee Cronin: Print your own medicine
Present day technology is sufficient for individuals to build personal spacecraft as well as orbiting habitats and factories with all necessary life support systems and communications. Yet almost no one understand the power and capabilities of the PROGRAMMABLE FEMTO-SECOND QUANTUM CASCADE LASER ARRAY which can not only implement catalytic chemical restructuring on demand but molecular positioning and orientation as well for nano-assembly.
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Damian Poirier
Posted about 1 year ago
The colonization of Mars vs. solving the problems at home
Before colonization, we need to develop nanotechnology sufficient to build anything we possibly could out of whatever resources are on hand. Not only to feed and house them, but to assure their health despite likely intense periods of radiation on the trip out. Almost all such nanotech functions can be implemented by the Programmable Quantum Cascade Laser Array (PQCLA) chip produced by Bell Labs (now Aligent). From Optical Tweezers to programmable catalyst the PQCLA can move molecules and selectively alter their chemistry. This is not an advertisement for Bell Labs. They have been sitting on this technology for years despite it's immense potential and it's time we take them by force. How many people have to die while corporations keep crucial technology under wraps?
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Damian Poirier
Posted about 1 year ago
Rodney Brooks: Why we will rely on robots
Automated robots and sentient robots are only 2/3 of the pie. The third leg is tele-operated robots. Why not have a factory that has robots run by human operators? If I could run a cash register from this desktop computer or restock inventory using the company's robot as a proxy, then my lack of a car wouldn't be a problem. I wouldn't even need public transportation. The whole argument that robots are too difficult to program is undone when a human is the direct operator of the robot.
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Damian Poirier
Posted about 1 year ago
Rodney Brooks: Why we will rely on robots
What is not sustainable about it? Perhaps the equation "work so you can eat" should no longer apply. What IS unsustainable is the perpetual production of disposable products that should be durable products. Consumables is another thing. I'm talking specifically about built in obsolescence. If we are just replacing the human producers of garbage with robotic produces of garbage we just get more garbage cheaper. If instead of it being about how many dollars you can get for your dollar input (which requires dollars from a public which have to be obtained somehow) , Why not try to maximize how many people can be gainfully unemployed. Reduce, reuse & recycle should be the national motto. Fewer people would be required to work and they could get by with fewer hours
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Damian Poirier
Posted over 1 year ago
Lee Cronin: Print your own medicine
Look for this article "Closing the Loop on Bond Selective Chemistry Using Tailored Strong Field Laser Pulses". I believe the same effects can be achieved using QCLAs much more simply and less costly.