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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Engineers often use mathematical laws evolved to describe (for example) heat
flow and elasticity to test simulated designs before building them. They thus
evolve plans through a cycle of design, calculation, criticism, and redesign,
Thin wires and small switches will make for compact circuits, and compact circuits
will speed the flow of electronic patterns by shortening the distances signals must
travel. It seems that a structure similar to the brain will fit in less than a cubic ...
Ultimately, they will embody the patterns of thought and make them flow at a pace
no mammal's brain can match. AI systems that work together as people do will be
able to out-think not just individuals, but whole societies. Again, the evolution ...
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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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