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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When based on accurate mental models, thought experiments can replace more
costly (or even deadly) physical experiments—a development evolution has
favored. Engineering simulations simply extend this ability to imagine
Designers (whether human or AI) will then experiment only when
experimentation is faster or cheaper than calculation, or (more rarely) when basic
knowledge is lacking. AI systems with access to nanomachines will perform many
No specific experiment (someplace, sometime) can prove something to be
impossible (everywhere, forever). Neither can any number of specific
experiments. Still, general scientific laws do describe limits to the possible.
Although scientists ...
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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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