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.
Results 1-3 of 39
As bullets and blobs of glue would damage a machine , so radiation and reactive
fragments damage cells , both breaking molecular machines and gumming them
up . If your cells could not repair themselves , damage would rapidly kill them or ...
Moderate neural damage from stroke will also be repairable : if reduced
circulation has impaired function but left cell structures intact , then restore
circulation and repair the cells , using their structures as a guide in restoring the
tissue to its ...
Because cell repair machines will be used to reverse this process , it can cause
moderate molecular damage and yet do no lasting harm . With metabolism
stopped and cell structures held firmly in place , the patient will rest quietly ,
What people are saying - Write a review
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mentatjack - LibraryThing
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
15 other sections not shown