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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Modern computers have only a tiny fraction of the brain's complexity, yet they can
already run programs imitating significant aspects of human behavior. They differ
totally from the brain in their basic style of operation, though, so direct physical ...
If your memory be lost, how will you be the same man?" Anesthesia interrupts
consciousness without disrupting the structure of the brain, and biostasis
procedures must do likewise, for a longer time. This raises the question of the
nature of the ...
This analogy, however, is inappropriate for several reasons: (1) Computer
memories, unlike brains, are designed to be erased and reused repeatedly. (2)
The patterns in a computer's "long-term memory"-—its magnetic disk, for example
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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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