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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In a simple, lifeless environment, it duplicates RNA molecules. Picture a strand of
RNA floating in a test tube together with copying machines and RNA subunits.
The strand tumbles and writhes until it bumps into a copying machine in the right
Some molecules replicate faster, and their kind dominates the mix. When
resources run out, the experimenter can sample the RNA and start again (and
again, and again), holding conditions stable. This experiment reveals a natural
Biochemists can make RNA and protein from off-the-shelf chemicals, without help
from life. Biochemists borrow these copying ... This additional information makes
viral RNA molecules about 4,500 subunits long. To replicate successfully, 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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