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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We can give our active shields the same advantages over dangerous replicators.
And they need not sit idle while dangerous weapons are amassed, any more
than the immune system sits idle while bacteria multiply. It would be hard to
In the time we buy through these (and other) policies, we can work to develop
active shields able to give us permanent protection against the new dangers.
This defines a goal. To reach it, a two-part strategy seems best. The first part
The practicality of such a shield is another matter. Until really good active shields
become possible, the question is not one of making a nuclear attack harmless,
but at best of making it less likely. P. 199 . . . limiting technology transfer . . . In fact
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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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