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.
Results 1-3 of 35
Success will make possible a system able to protect human life and Earth's
biosphere from the worst that a fistful of loose replicators can do . IS SUCCESS
POSSIBLE ? With our present uncertainties , we cannot yet describe either
threats or ...
A popular movement of this sort can halt research only where the people hold the
power , and its greatest possible success would merely open the way for a more
repressive state to become the leading force . Where nuclear weapons are ...
But success will not require a sudden , universal enlightenment and mobilization
. ... growing community of people strive to develop , publicize , and implement
workable solutions — and that they have a good and growing measure of
What people are saying - Write a review
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mentatjack - LibraryThing
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
14 other sections not shown