Engines of creation
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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A human arm can flap up and down several times per second, fingers can tap
more rapidly, a fly can wave its wings fast enough to buzz, and a mosquito makes
a maddening whine. Insects can wave their wings at about a thousand times the
To see the abilities and limits of one method for assembling large objects,
imagine a flat sheet covered with small assembly arms — perhaps an army of
replicators reprogrammed for construction work and arrayed in orderly ranks.
In arms control, each side is attempting to hinder the other's actions; this
reinforces their adversarial relationship. Further, it stirs conflicts within each camp
between groups that favor arms limitation and groups that exist to build arms.
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Great BookUser Review - nubianangel - Overstock.com
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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