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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Consider the high cost of reaching orbit today--thousands of dollars per kilogram.
Where does it come from? To a spectator at a shuttle launch, shaken by the roar
and awed by the flames, the answer seems obvious: the fuel must cost a mint.
This problem has obscured our understanding of the future. The prospect of
replicating assemblers, automated engineering, and space resources cuts this
Gordian knot of cost prediction. Today the cost of products includes the costs of
Advantages over face-to-face conferences include lower costs (no need to travel)
, smoother interactions (no need to wait or to interrupt people), and a better
meeting of minds (through clearer messages and fewer personality clashes).
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Great BookUser Review - nubianangel - Overstock.com
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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