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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But in modern gene synthesis machines , genetic engineers build more orderly
polymers - specific DNA molecules — by combining molecules in a particular
order . These molecules are the nucleotides of DNA ( the letters of the genetic ...
Like workers discarding bad parts before assembling a car , genetic engineers
reduce errors by discarding bad chains . Then , to join these short chains into
working genes ( typically thousands of nucleotides long ) , they turn to molecular
Genes , like memes , survive by many strategies . Some duck genes have spread
themselves by encouraging ducks to pair off to care for their gene - bearing eggs
and young . Some duck genes have spread themselves ( when in male ducks ) ...
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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
Engines of Construction
The Principles of Change
Predicting and Projecting
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