Engines of Creation
In this original book about the consequences of new technologies, Drexler takes the reader through exhilarating new discoveries and the promise of those around the corner. Beginning with the insight that what we can do depends on what we can build, Drexler analyzes nanotechnology, which involves the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules. He makes a plausible case for expecting technological developments in artificial intelligence and molecular engineering that will result in tiny mechanisms being controlled by microscopic powerful thinking computers. He also explains how the new alternatives could be directed toward vital human concerns -- wealth or poverty, health or sickness, peace or war. ISBN 0-385-19972-4: $17.95.
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This makes a simple and powerful case that natural law permits small clusters of
atoms to behave as controlled machines , able to build other nanomachines . Yet
despite their basic resemblance to ribosomes , assemblers will differ from ...
In addition , we will be able to build planet - mending machines to correct
damage already done . Cells are not all we will want to repair . Consider the toxic
waste problem . Whether in our air , soil , or water , wastes concern us because
Assemblers will be able to create otherwise improbable arrangements of reactant
molecules ( overcoming entropy - of - activation factors ) , and will be able to
direct the action of highly reactive chemical species . This will allow the use in ...
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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
Engines of Construction
The Principles of Change
Predicting and Projecting
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