Engines of Creation
In this original book about the consequences of new technologies, Drexler takes the reader through exhilarating new discoveries and the promise of those around the corner. Beginning with the insight that what we can do depends on what we can build, Drexler analyzes nanotechnology, which involves the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules. He makes a plausible case for expecting technological developments in artificial intelligence and molecular engineering that will result in tiny mechanisms being controlled by microscopic powerful thinking computers. He also explains how the new alternatives could be directed toward vital human concerns -- wealth or poverty, health or sickness, peace or war. ISBN 0-385-19972-4: $17.95.
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The fastest computers will use electronic effects , but the smallest may not . This
may seem odd , yet the essence of ... A digital computer is a collection of switches
able to turn one another on and off . Its switches start in one pattern ( perhaps ...
ited areas of competence , but they would have amazed the computer
programmers of the early 1950s . ... The passage from Business Week quoted
earlier only shows that computers can now be programmed with enough
knowledge , and ...
they wish , weaving a network of knowledge to match the connections of the real
world . We , with our inert stacks of paper , could only envy them — if we didn't
have computers . MAGIC PAPER MADE REAL In 1945 , Vannevar Bush
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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
Engines of Construction
The Principles of Change
Predicting and Projecting
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