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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Variation and selection have shaped each molecule's simple behavior, which
remains fixed for its whole "life." Individual RNA molecules don't adapt, but
bacteria do. Competition has favored bacteria that adapt to change, for example
Most taxes take a fixed percentage of a price, and thus add a fixed percentage to
the cost. If the cost is negligible, the tax will be negligible. Further, governments
with their own replicators and raw materials will have less reason to tax people.
argument, Malthus assumed that resources—the food supply—could increase by
a fixed amount per year (a process called linear growth, since it plots as a line on
a graph). Since mathematics shows that any fixed rate of exponential growth ...
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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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