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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Nanomachines floating in sterile test tubes , free of cells , have been made to
perform all the basic sorts of activities that they perform inside living cells .
Starting with chemicals that can be made from smoggy air , biochemists have
built working ...
Today , however , the basic laws most important to engineering — those
describing normal matter - seem well understood . As with surviving theories of
gravity , the scientific engine of disproof has forced surviving theories of matter
into close ...
This pattern is fairly consistent because evolution seldom changes a basic
design . Just as the basic pattern of the DNA - RNA - protein system froze several
billions of years ago , so the basic pattern of chemical signals and tissue
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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
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