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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On a hypertext system , though , consumer service companies will assemble
comparative catalogs , linking descriptions of competing products to one another
, to test results , and to reports from consumers . In education , we learn best
If hypertext is to carry our traditions , then what is published must remain so . An
electronic library will be no less a library for its lack of shelves and paper .
Erasure will make no flame and smoke , but the stench of book - burning will
Early hypertext systems will also help us build and run organizations . Ordinary
computer conferencing ( simply sending short messages back and forth ) already
helps groups communicate . Advantages over face - to - face conferences ...
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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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