Just like there were garage hackers in the early days of personal computing, there might be (likely to be?) garage hackers in fields of biotech and nanotech. It appears that the tools for doing development work in these fields are constantly becoming more affordable.
- Tools for nanotech garage hackers
- Make your own silicon chips.
- Custom manufacturing - all the tools you need in a small workshop.
This may lead to "Napster fabbing" , sharing the designs to advanced products over future P2P networks.