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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Biochemists already work with these machines, which are chiefly made of protein
, the main engineering material of living cells. These molecular machines have
relatively few atoms, and so they have lumpy surfaces, like objects made by ...
These deserve more direct answers. ' Will the uncertainty principle of quantum
physics make molecular machines unworkable? This principle states (among
other things) that particles can't be pinned down in an exact location for any
length of ...
Surgeons can see problems and plan actions, but they wield crude tools; drug
molecules affect tissues at the molecular level, but they are too simple to sense,
plan, and act. But molecular machines directed by nanocomputers will offer ...
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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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