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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They compare organisms with similar appearances (lions and tigers, horses and
zebras, rats and mice) and find that they give similar answers to the essay
questions in their genes and proteins. The more two organisms differ (lions and
Organisms adapting only though the simple Law of Effect learn only by trial and
error, by varying and selecting actual behavior—they don't think ahead and
decide. Yet natural selection often favored organisms that could think, and
thinking is ...
BACTERIA: One-celled living organisms, typically about one micron in diameter.
Bacteria are among the oldest, simplest, and smallest types of cells.
BIOCHAUVINISM: The prejudice that biological systems have an intrinsic
superiority that will ...
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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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