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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Since each asembler knows its location in the plan , it snags more assemblers only where more are needed . ... In the course of a few hours , the assembler scaffolding grows to match the final shape of the planned rocket engine .
Limited Assemblers In Chapter 4 , I described how a system of assemblers in a vat could build an excellent rocket engine . I also pointed out that we will be able to make assembler systems that act like seeds , absorbing sunlight and ...
These calculations will be required to describe the forming and breaking of bonds by assembler tools . ... suited to construction by this standard assembler ( or by assemblers that the standard assembler could construct ) , and ( 2 ) to ...
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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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