Engines of Creation
In this original book about the consequences of new technologies, Drexler takes the reader through exhilarating new discoveries and the promise of those around the corner. Beginning with the insight that what we can do depends on what we can build, Drexler analyzes nanotechnology, which involves the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules. He makes a plausible case for expecting technological developments in artificial intelligence and molecular engineering that will result in tiny mechanisms being controlled by microscopic powerful thinking computers. He also explains how the new alternatives could be directed toward vital human concerns -- wealth or poverty, health or sickness, peace or war. ISBN 0-385-19972-4: $17.95.
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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 ...
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
offense , as ...
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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
Engines of Construction
The Principles of Change
Predicting and Projecting
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