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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We all feel conflicting impulses and speak unintended words; these are
symptoms of discord among the agents of the mind. Our awareness of this is part
of the self-regulating process by which our most general agencies manage the
One might ask, Why do all these defenses succeed? But turn the question around
: Why should they fail? Each conflict pits similar systems against each other,
giving the FIR a_ attacker no obvious advantage. In each conflict, moreover, the ...
In some minds, these conflicts will trigger the reject-the-new reflex that serves as
humankind's most basic mental immune system. This reflex will make ignorance
tenacious. Worse yet, the spread of half-truths will also cause harm. To function ...
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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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