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.
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Some cross the orbit of Earth ; some have even struck Earth , blasting craters .
Mining the asteroids seems practical . We may need roaring rockets to carry
things up into space , but meteorites prove that ordinary rocks can fall down from
Since accumulation of heat can cause ecological catastrophe , these costs limit
man ' s adventure in space as surely as on earth . ' Jeremy Rifkin ( with Ted
Howard ) has written an entire book on thermodynamic limits and the future of ...
ing and must ultimately reach a maximum , ” making Earth ' s life falter and die . A
grim situation indeed — the Earth has been degenerating for billions of years .
Surely the end must be near ! But can this really be true ? As life developed , it ...
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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
Engines of Construction
The Principles of Change
Predicting and Projecting
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