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 mere existence of ultimate limits doesn't mean that they are about to choke
us, yet many people have been drawn to the idea that limits will end growth soon.
This notion simplifies their picture of the future by leaving out the strange new ...
argument, Malthus assumed that resources—the food supply—could increase by
a fixed amount per year (a process called linear growth, since it plots as a line on
a graph). Since mathematics shows that any fixed rate of exponential growth ...
163 . . . exponential growth will overrun . . . The demographic transition—the
lowering of average birthrates with' economic growth—is basically irrelevant to
this. The exponential growth of even a tiny minority would swiftly make it a
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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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