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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advantages will enable them to assemble a far wider range of molecular
structures than living cells have done . • Is there some special magic 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 , if ...
oo Long Life in an Open World 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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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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