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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But EURISKO is different. Developed by Professor Douglas Lenat and others at
Stanford University, EURISKO is designed to explore new areas of knowl.-I', _.l_;/
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In this way EURISKO evolves better behaviors, better internal models, and better
rules for selecting among internal models. Lenat himself describes the variation
and selection of heuristics and concepts in the system in terms of "mutation" and
Lenat and EURISKO entered a very different fleet. Other contestants again
laughed at it, then lost. Lenat and EURISKO again won the national
championship. In 1983 the competition sponsors told Lenat that if he entered and
won again, the ...
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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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