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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Placing a computer network in every cell may seem like slicing butter with a chain
saw , but having a chain saw available does ... It seems better to show too much
than too little , if one aims to describe the limits of the possible in medicine .
Fairly routine advances ( of sorts demonstrated in animals ) seem likely to add
years , perhaps decades , to life by 2030. ... In short , the medicine of 2010 , 2020
, and 2030 seems likely to extend our thirty - yearold's life into the 20408 or
Here , procedures somewhat like those of courts seem useful . Since the ...
Where disagreements remain , a technical panel will then write opinions ,
outlining what seems to be known and what still seems uncertain . The output of
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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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