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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Nanomachines floating in sterile test tubes, free of cells, have been made to
perform all the basic sorts of activities that they perform inside living cells. Starting
with chemicals that can be made from smoggy air, biochemists have built working
Today, however, the basic laws most important to engineering—those describing
normal matter—seem well understood. As with surviving theories of gravity, the
scientific engine of disproof has forced surviving theories of matter into close ...
This pattern is fairly consistent because evolution seldom changes a basic
design. Just as the basic pattern of the DNA-RNA-protein system froze several
billions of years ago, so the basic pattern of chemical signals and tissue
responses that ...
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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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