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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More recently, other things have appeared and multiplied—tools, houses, aircraft,
and computers. And like the lifeless RNA molecules, this hardware has er/oh/ed.
EVOLVING TECHNOLOGY As the stone of Earth records the emergence of ...
'ii _4 I blers and disassemblers, the replication of hardware could even be
automated. The human mind, though, is a far subtler engine of imitation than any
mere protein machine or assembler. Voice, writing, and drawing can transmit
Thus, the only known building blocks for hardware are electrons and nuclei (or
their antiparticles, for special isolated applications); these building blocks
ordinarily combine to form atoms and molecules. Yet despite the power of
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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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