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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Indeed, because chemists cannot yet direct molecular motions, they can seldom
assemble complex molecules according to specific plans. The largest molecules
they can make with specific, complex patterns are all linear chains. Chemists ...
Drug molecules are simple molecular devices. Many affect specific molecules in
cells. Morphine molecules, for example, bind to certain receptor molecules in
brain cells, affecting the neural impulses that signal pain. Insulin, beta blockers,
No specific experiment (someplace, sometime) can prove something to be
impossible (everywhere, forever). Neither can any number of specific
experiments. Still, general scientific laws do describe limits to the possible.
Although scientists ...
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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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