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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The impossibility of genuine foresight regarding science leads many scientists to
regard all statements about future developments as "speculative"—a term that
makes perfect sense when applied to the future of science, but little sense when ...
Consider how this belief inflames the urge to acquire, to ignore the future in
pursuit of a fleeting pleasure. Consider how it blinds us to the future, and
obscures the long-term benefits of cooperation. Erich Fromm writes: “If the
individual lived five ...
Do we live in a century far enough advanced to make biostasis available—to
open a future of health to patients who would otherwise lack any choice but
dissolution after they have expired? We can stop metabolism in many ways, but
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Great BookUser Review - nubianangel - Overstock.com
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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