February 27, 2011 6:09:17 PM EST
As our computer technology accelerates, we have the potential to be able to produce an enormous amount of wealth in a much more decentralized manner. Starting with 3-D printers that can produce some limited items through Eric Drexler's concept of replicating nanotechnology, which will be able to produce anything and everything, including copes of the replicators themselves.
What does this mean for American conservatives? Very possibly a rapid shrinking of government control over the American economy. As more and more people develop the tech and use it, less and less government redistribution of wealth will be needed or wanted.
I contend that if Americans really push for this, we can develop the first robust nanotech within this decade, with NO government programs. And if successful, we can end the massive spending programs, instead of merely cutting the rate of their increase.