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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The fastest computers will use electronic effects, but the smallest may not. This
may seem odd, yet the essence of computation has nothing to do with electronics
. A digital computer is a collection of switches able to turn one another on and off.
ited areas of competence, but they would have amazed the computer
programmers of the early 1950s. Today, however, few people consider them to
be real artificial intelligence: AI has been a moving target. The passage from
Business Wkek ...
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 proposed a
system he called a “memex. It was to be a desk-sized device, crammed with
microfilm and ...
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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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