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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With automatic vehicles running in tunnels made by cheap digging machines ,
distribution need neither consume labor nor blight the landscape . With
assemblers in the home and nity , there will be less need for distribution in the
first place .
... cables and oversea satellites worked anyway . But there is another , less
pleasant answer for those who think assemblers are too good to be true :
assemblers also threaten to bring hazards and weapons more dangerous than
any yet seen .
Until really good active shields become possible , the question is not one of
making a nuclear attack harmless , but at best of making it less likely . limiting
technology transfer In fact , President Reagan has spoken of giving away U.S.
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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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