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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-“-'-'-'_I advantages will enable them to assemble a far wider range of molecular
structures than living cells have done. ' Is there some special magi: about life,
essential to making molecular machinery work? One might doubt_ that artificial ...
Are viruses alive, or are they "merely" fancy molecular machines? No experiment
can tell, because nature draws no line between living and nonliving. Biologists
who work with viruses instead ask about viability: “Will this virus function, ...
.8 Long Lzfe in an Open II'/arld The long habit of living indisposeth us for dying.
—Sir THOMAS BROWNE CELL REPAIR MACHINES raise questions involving
the value of extending human life. These are not the questions of today's medical
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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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