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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A fast enzyme, such as carbonic anhydrase or ketosteroid isomerase, can
process almost a million molecules per second, even without conveyors and
power-driven mechanisms to slap a new molecule into place as soon as an old
one is ...
Imagine that the DNA of three human cells has been heavily damaged— after
thousands of mutations, each cell has had one in every million nucleotides
changed. The chance of our three-strand correction procedure failing at any
given spot is ...
33 uncorrected errors in a million million, and the third should be 4.44 in a million
million million (according to some fairly complex calculations based on a slightly
more complex correction algorithm). P. 107 . . . compare DNA molecules ...
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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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