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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In brief , scientists refuse to predict future scientific knowledge , and seldom
discuss future engineering developments . Engineers do project future
developments , but seldom discuss any not based on present abilities . Yet this
leaves a crucial ...
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
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 biostasis ...
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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
Engines of Construction
The Principles of Change
Predicting and Projecting
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