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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Though both fields consist of evolving meme systems, they evolve under different
pressures. Consider the roots of scientific knowledge. Through most of history,
people had little understanding of evolution. This left philosophers thinking that ...
cators evolved for A differ from those evolved for B. Memes are no exception.
Broadly speaking, ideas can evolve to seem true or they can evolve to be true (by
seeming true to people who check ideas carefully). Anthropologists and
Like genes, memes, organisms, and hardware, states have evolved. Their
institutions have spread (with variations) through growth, fission, imitation, and
conquest. States at war fight like beasts, but using citizens as their bones, brains,
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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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