Engines of Creation
In this original book about the consequences of new technologies, Drexler takes the reader through exhilarating new discoveries and the promise of those around the corner. Beginning with the insight that what we can do depends on what we can build, Drexler analyzes nanotechnology, which involves the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules. He makes a plausible case for expecting technological developments in artificial intelligence and molecular engineering that will result in tiny mechanisms being controlled by microscopic powerful thinking computers. He also explains how the new alternatives could be directed toward vital human concerns -- wealth or poverty, health or sickness, peace or war. ISBN 0-385-19972-4: $17.95.
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Engineers use knowledge produced by scientists ; scientists use tools produced
by engineers . Scientists and engineers both work with mathematical descriptions
of natural laws and test ideas with experiments . But science and technology ...
Scientists are encouraged by their colleagues and their training to focus on ideas
that can be tested with available apparatus . The resulting short - term focus often
serves science well : it keeps scientists from wandering off into foggy worlds of ...
Why do scientists value refereed journals ? Not because they trust all refereed
journals , or trust everything printed in any one of them . Even the best due -
process system won't grind out a stream of pure truth . Rather , they value
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Great BookUser Review - nubianangel - Overstock.com
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
Engines of Construction
The Principles of Change
Predicting and Projecting
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