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 idea of a purely mechanical computer is scarcely new. In England during the
mid-r8oos, Charles Babbage invented a mechanical computer built of brass
gears; his co-worker Augusta Ada, the Countess of Lovelace, invented computer
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components a few atoms wide, though, a simple mechanical computer would fit
within 1/100 of a cubic micron, many billions of times more compact than today's
A mechanical random-access memory scheme allows storage of only about to
million bytes in the same volume, though this can probably be bettered. For a
more detailed discussion, see "Molecular Machinery and Molecular Electronic ...
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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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