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.
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Bacteria do it , and at about the same rate as the replicators just described .
People replicate far more slowly , yet given time enough they , too , could
overshoot any finite resource supply . Concern about population growth will
never lose its ...
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 .
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 Technology ( Science , Vol . 193 , pp . 653-56 , Aug. 20 , 1976 ) . 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
Engines of Construction
The Principles of Change
Predicting and Projecting
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