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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Then, to join these short chains into working genes (typically thousands of
nucleotides long), they turn to molecular machines found in bacteria. These
protein machines, called restriction enzymes, "read" certain DNA sequences as "
Biochemists borrow these copying machines from a kind of virus that infects
bacteria and uses RNA as its genetic material. These viruses survive by entering
a bacterium, getting themselves copied using its resources, and then escaping to
Individual RNA molecules don't adapt, but bacteria do. Competition has favored
bacteria that adapt to change, for example by adjusting their mix of digestive
enzymes to suit the food available. Yet these mechanisms of adaptation are ...
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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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