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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The brain does a huge number of things at once, but fairly slowly; most modern
computers do only one thing at a time, but with blinding speed. Still, one can
imagine AI hardware built to imitate a brain not only in function, but in structure.
Experimenters have pushed protons to over 99.9995 percent of the speed of light
, with results that match Einstein's predictions perfectly. When pushed ever faster,
a particle's speed creeps closer to the speed of light, while its energy (mass) ...
The exponential growth of even a tiny minority would swiftly make it a majority,
and then make it consume all available resources. P. 164 . . . exploding outward
at near the speed of light . . . The reason for this rests on a very basic evolutionary
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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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