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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This idea is called “vitalism.” Biologists have abandoned it because they have
found chemical and physical explanations for every aspect of living cells yet
studied, including their motion, growth, and reproduction. Indeed, this knowledge
is the ...
something, in principle, that can be done; but, in practice, it has not been done
because we are too big. . . . Ultimately, we can do chemical synthesis. . . . put the
atoms down where the chemist says, and so you make the substance." In brief,
In synapses, for example, the cells of the brain signal their neighbors by emptying
bladders of chemical molecules. The molecules then jostle around until they bind
to sensor molecules on the neighboring cell, sometimes triggering a neural ...
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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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