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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Beyond it, if we survive, lies a world with automated engineering systems able to
direct assemblers to make devices near the limits of the possible, near the final
limits of technical perfection. Eventually, some Al systems will have both great ...
Due process can fail, but it is still the best approach known for finding the facts.
Today, courts and journals are not enough. Vital technical disputes go on and on
because we have no rapid, orderly way to bring out the facts (and to delineate
For example, the technical panel—the forum's "jury"—must be technically
competent. Bias might lead a panel to misjudge facts, but technical incompetence
would do equal harm. For this reason, the "jury" of a fact forum must be selected
in a ...
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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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