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 ...
Then, to join these short chains into working genes (typically thousands of
nucleotides long), they turn to molecular machines found in bacteria. These
protein machines, called restriction enzymes, "read" certain DNA sequences as "
Just as ordinary tools can build ordinary machines from parts, so molecular tools
will bond molecules together to make tiny ... But the great advance will come
when protein machines are able to make structures more complex than mere
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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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