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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As Richard Dawkins puts it, genes built ever more elaborate survival machines to
aid their own replication. When dog genes replicate, they often shuflie with those
of other dogs that have been selected by people, who then select which ...
Protecting eggs helps the duck species (and the individual duck genes) survive;
rape helps one set of duck genes at the expense of others; infection helps viral
genes at the expense of duck genes in general. As Richard Dawkins points oufil
Richard Feynman . . . See his article "Quannim Mechanical Computers" ... Oxford
zoologist Richard Dawkins . . . discusses replicators _I 1 in The Selfish Gene (
New York: Oxford University Press, I976). 4_I NOTES AND REFERENCES 247.
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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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