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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Electronic nanocomputers will likely be thousands of times faster than electronic
microcomputers—perhaps hundreds of thousands of times faster, if a scheme
proposed by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman works out.
To imagine a brainlike device with comparable flexibility, picture its electronic
circuits as surrounded by mechanical nanocomputers and assemblers, with one
per synapse-equivalent "switch.".Iust as the molecular machinery of a synapse ...
A glove finger a millimeter thick has room for a thousand micron-thick layers of
active nanomachinery and nanoelectronics. A fingertip-sized patch has room for
a billion mechanical nanocomputers, with 99.9 percent of the volume left over for
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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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