Re: Capabilities by any other name hal@finney.org
Tue, 9 Nov 1999 10:38:02 -0800

Maybe you could do like Drexler did when "nanotechnology" began to be used for anything smaller than microtech. He started using "molecular nanotechnology" to try to indicate that it meant building things at the molecular level.

You could add a word to "capabilities" to specify your particular type, then elide it as you got into the discussions. I don't know the technology very well, but maybe "reference capabilities" (or "capability references") or some such...

Hal