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14506473 No.14506473 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

whats stopping us from making a machine that can change the atoms and shit of elements so we can make something even like dirt to gold or diamonds?

>> No.14506516
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you don't have enough money, knowledge or ability to do what you're asking for or even to contribute to covering a small share of the burden, the people who do have what it takes are not interested in sharing their hard earned wealth with you

>> No.14506528

Energy costs, cheaper to find gold that already exists than to make new gold.

>> No.14506540

If you throw neutrons at an atom in attempt to make it bigger, the only thing you're going to accomplish, if anything, is having it go fubar.

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>It's simple, we uhhhh change the atoms

>> No.14506556

I recommend reading up on basic nuclear physics

>> No.14506557


>> No.14506702

People will be doing this far in the future.
We'll be fabricating complex things atom by atom from raw materials, like 3D printing.
I think this is inevitable far in the future

>> No.14506707

I think they did do an experiment where they transmuted something into gold but it was on a scale so small that it wasn't practical.

>> No.14506713

yup. the amount produced was not worth the energy cost, but it is possible.
what's worse is that these valuable materials are only costly because of their rarity

>> No.14506718

we just need to locate a giant golden asteroid and capture it then

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based and very true

>> No.14506740

I imagine there are actually huge chunks of gold floating around out there, but what happens if we found one and mined it and gold is no longer rare?

>> No.14506746

you just do it like the diamond market and hoard it
nation states can hold it in reserve and then go back to gold standard

>> No.14506747

Uncertainty principle. Do you even copenhagen

>> No.14506752

We can already make gold and diamonds with neutron irradiation. It's just really expensive.

>> No.14506757

Here ya go friend


Only thing we need to do now is capture it.

>> No.14506763

Sure let me drive down to the household appliance store and buy a nanofabricator

>> No.14506795

Synthetic diamonds are already real and being sold, they're less desirable because no African child was maimed because of it

>> No.14506881

The machine is called a particle accelerator and we don't use it for that because it turns out it's a waste of time to be fucking around with atoms when you can just dig gold and diamonds by the kilo straight out of the ground.

>> No.14506903

Diamonds are easier, it's just an arrangement of carbon.
The entire diamond industry is one huge scam that is controlled by a handful of Jew llers.
Remember to spend 3 months salary on your engagement ring, rules is rules

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