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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Regular doubling means exponential growth. Replicators multiply exponentially
unless restrained, as by lack of room or resources. Bacteria do it, and at about the
same rate as the replicators just described. People replicate far more slowly, yet ...
The first step of the hypothetical biostasis procedure that I described in Chapter 7
involved simple molecular devices able to enter cells, block their molecular
machinery, and tie structures together with stabilizing cross-links. Glutaraldehyde
This is described in “The Science Court Experiment: An Interim Report," by the
Task Force of the Presidential Advisory Group on Anticipated Advances in
Science and Technol08Y (Science, Vol. 193, pp. 653-56, Aug. 20, 1976). P. 213 .
. . a ...
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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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