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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Trying to predict how a chain will fold is like trying to work a jigsaw puzzle, but a
puzzle with no pattern printed on its pieces to show when the fit is correct, and
with pieces that seem to fit together about as well (or as badly) in many different ...
When engineers project future abilities, they test their ideas, evolving them to fit
our best understanding of the laws of nature. The resulting concepts must be
distinguished from ideas evolved to fit the demands of paperback fiction. Our
lives will ...
Insulin, beta blockers, and other drugs fit other receptors. But drug molecules
work without direction. Once dumped into the body, they tumble and bump
around in solution haphazardly until they bump a target molecule, fit, and stick,
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Great BookUser Review - nubianangel - Overstock.com
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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