Engines of Creation

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Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1986 - Science - 298 pages
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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 writing itself was good and often easy to read. - Goodreads
great overview of the promise and perils of nanotech. - Goodreads
Fantastic insight into the not-too-distant future. - Goodreads

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I had to read this book for class, so my review will not be the most helpful, as this subject matter is completely out of my realm of expertise (hence leaving the star rating blank, as I don't believe ... Read full review

Review: Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

Well-reasoned, technologically prescient in several regards (not so much its primary thesis yet, but several other tangential topics), and thoroughly engaging. A book likely to change the way one ... Read full review


PART om THE FOUNDATIONS OF FORESIGHT 1 Engines of Construction
The Principles of Change
Predicting and Projecting

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K. ERIC DREXLER published the first scientific paper on molecular nanotechnology in 1981. In addition, he taught the first course on the subject (at Stanford University) and chaired the first two conferences. He is currently President of the Foresight Institute and a Research Fellow of the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing. He wrote Nanosystems while a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford University Department of Computer Science and continues to lecture at universities and corporations in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. He received his doctoral degree in molecular nanotechnology from MIT.

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