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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And given tools, materials, and time, they can demonstrate possibilities directly.
Even when doing exploratory design, they can stay well within the realm of the
possible by staying well away from the limits. Scientists, in contrast, cannot prove
In both chess and engineering, though, the variety possible within those limits is
inexhaustible. Just knowing the fundamental laws of matter isn't enough to tell us
exactly where all the limits lie. We still must face the complexities of design.
change and complexity rules, limits need not bind us. To the creation of
symphony and song, paintings and worlds, software, theorems, films, and
delights yet unimagined, there seems no end. New technologies will nurture new
arts, and new ...
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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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