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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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 ...
Even brain cells can still function when an inert waste called lipofuscin (
apparently a product of molecular damage) fills over ten percent of their volume.
Powering repair devices will be easy: cells naturally contain chemicals that
shape and guide the growth of reinforcing fibers. Does abnormal clotting threaten
to block circulation? Then dissolve the clots and normalize the blood and blood-
vessel linings to prevent a recurrence. Moderate neural damage from stroke will ...
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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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