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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Modern computers have only a tiny fraction of the brain ' s complexity , yet they
can already run programs imitating significant aspects of human behavior . They
differ totally from the brain in their basic style of operation , though , so direct ...
Anesthesia interrupts consciousness without disrupting the structure of the brain ,
and biostasis procedures must do likewise , for ... These changes affect the brain '
s function , changing its pattern of activity : When we remember , our brains do ...
longer than this myth ( and the medical definition of “ brain death " ) would
suggest . A variety of experiments employing drugs and surgery show this : Adult
monkeys have completely recovered after a sixteen - minute cutoff of circulation
to the ...
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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
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