Engines of creation

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Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1986 - Science - 298 pages
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Focusing on the breakthrough field of molecular engineering--a new technology enabling scientists to build tiny machines atom by atom--the author offers projections on how this technological revolution will affect the future of computer science, space tra

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This was one of the first books that made me understand what a revolution we were heading into. I read it in 93 and was so easy to understand. It gave me a great insight into nano technology and the applications of the nano world bots. Also it gave rise to the dangers we are to be facing if we stray from the controls of these powerful creatures and creations.  

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It's fascinating to read about the possibility of molecular engineering, assemblers, cell repair machines, advances in AI, now in the rear-view mirror of 1997. Read full review


Engines of Construction
The Principles of Change
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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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