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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ms-J Existing proteins bind a variety of smaller molecules, using them as
chemical tools; newly engineered proteins will use all these tools and more.
Further, organic chemists have shown that chemical reactions can produce
Imagine a molecule—perhaps regular in form, or perhaps lopsided and knobby
like a ginger root. Now imagine a vast number of such molecules moving
randomly in a liquid, tumbling and jostling like drunkards in weightlessness in the
In a simple, lifeless environment, it duplicates RNA molecules. Picture a strand of
RNA floating in a test tube together with copying machines and RNA subunits.
The strand tumbles and writhes until it bumps into a copying machine in the right
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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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