Unbounding the Future: The Nanotechnology Revolution
A comprehensive, easy-to-understand handbook that explains what nanotechnology is and how it will revolutionize life in the future. The world's leading expert in the field, Drexler also examines the spectacular accomplishments that might result from a breakthrough: elimination of disease and pollution. 20 illustrations.
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Molecular nanotechnology will give thorough control of matter on a large scale at
low cost , shattering a whole set of technological and economic barriers more or
less at one stroke . A molecule is an object consisting of a collection of atoms ...
In contrast , the joining of molecules is almost instantaneous and occurs on a
scale far below that of the most sensitive pain receptor . “ Healing ” will not begin
after the repair devices have done their work , as it does in conventional surgery
To a device on a micron scale , a centimeter is an enormous distance .
Surrounding a micron - scale device with a centimeter - thick wall would be like
surrounding a human being with a wall kilometers thick , and just as hard to
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More speculation on the implications of nanotechnology—the manufacture of objects from the atoms up—that is likely, say the authors, to profoundly alter within our lifetimes the course of modern ... Read full review
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Nanotechnology sounds like a fantasy straight out of Star Wars , but then 50 years ago so did many of the things that we take for granted today--space exploration, computer chips, organ transplants ... Read full review
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