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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These protein machines, called restriction enzymes, "read" certain DNA
sequences as "cut here." They read these genetic patterns by touch, by sticking to
them, and they cut the chain by rearranging a few atoms. Other enzymes splice
They will likewise use protein nanomachines to build better nanomachines.
Enzymes show the way: they assemble large molecules by "grabbing" small
molecules from the water around them, then holding them together so that a bond
The case for assemblers rests on the ability of enzymes and chemical reactions
to form bonds, and of machines to control the process. The case for
disassemblers rests on the ability of enzymes and chemical reactions to break
bonds, and of ...
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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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