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 ideas behind methods of design are subtler yet: more abstract than hardware
, they replicate and function exclusively in the world of minds and symbol systems
. Where genes have evolved over generations and eons, mental replicators ...
Scientists and engineers both work with mathematical descriptions of natural
laws and test ideas with experiments. But science and technology differ radically
in their basis, methods, and aims. Understanding these differences is crucial to ...
Broadly speaking, ideas can evolve to seem true or they can evolve to be true (by
seeming true to people who check ideas carefully). Anthropologists and
historians have described what happens when ideas evolve to seem true among
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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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