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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Protein machines simply use very small clumps. Biochemists dream of designing
and building such devices, but there are difiiculties to be overcome. Engineers
use beams of light to project patterns onto silicon chips, but chemists must build ...
It builds one copy in one thousand seconds, thirty-six in ten hours. In a week, it
stacks up enough copies to fill the volume of a human cell. In a century, it stacks
up enough to make a respectable speck. If this were all that replicators could do,
7_ L If a replicating assembler can copy itself in one thousand seconds, then it
can be programmed to build something else its own size just as fast. Similarly, a
ton of replicators can swiftly build a ton of something else—and the product will ...
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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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