Engines of Creation
This brilliant work heralds the new age of nanotechnology, which will give us thorough and inexpensive control of the structure of matter. Drexler examines the enormous implications of these developments for medicine, the economy, and the environment, and makes astounding yet well-founded projections for the future.
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The forces that stick proteins together to form complex machines are the same
ones that fold the protein chains in the first place. The differing shapes and kinds
of stickiness of amino acids—the lumpy molecular "beads" forming protein ...
Press reports of "giant electronic brains" aside, few people called the first
computers intelligent. Indeed, the very name "computer" suggests a mere
arithmetic machine. Yet in 1956, at Dartmouth, during the world's first conference
on artificial ...
Almost any defensive system that can destroy attacking missiles could also
destroy an opponent's defenses—or enforce a space blockade, preventing an
opponent from building defenses in the first place. Such "defenses" smell of
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Engines of Creation is a very good book to help the nonscientist get a grasp on the complexities of nano technology where we are and where we could go with it. While it breaks the information down to ... Read full review
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This is one of my favorite science non-fiction books ever. If you've enjoyed any of the nanotechnology in science fiction in the last few decades, it was probably informed in some way by Drexler's ... Read full review
PART om THE FOUNDATIONS OF FORESIGHT 1 Engines of Construction
The Principles of Change
Predicting and Projecting
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