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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This ability is surprising : imagine putting automotive parts in a large box , shaking it , and finding an assembled car when you look inside ! Yet the T4 virus is but one of many self - assembling structures .
The case for disassemblers rests on the ability of enzymes and chemical reactions to break bonds , and of machines to control the process . Enzymes , acids , oxidizers , alkali metals , ions , and reactive groups of atoms called free ...
Eventually , some Al systems will have both great technical ability and the social ability needed to understand human speech and wishes . If given charge of energy , materials , and assemblers , such a system might aptly be called 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
Engines of Construction
The Principles of Change
Predicting and Projecting
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