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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Engineers will work in a creative partnership with their machines, using software
derived from current computer-aided design systems for doing simulations, and
using evolving, EURISKO-like systems to suggest designs to simulate.
Nonetheless, the basic idea of neural simulation remains sound, and molecular
technology will make it more practical. What is more, this approach seems
guaranteed to work because it requires no fundamental new insights into the
nature of ...
These devices might be electromechanical, and will probably be controlled by
microprocessors; they will not be as simple as transistors. Fast neural simulation
of the sort I describe will be possible even if each simulated synapse must have
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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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