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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Enzymes and hormones can be described in mechanical terms , but their behavior is more often described in chemical terms . But other proteins serve basic mechanical functions . Some push and pull , some act as cords or struts ...
As the last chapter described , repair machines will be able to heal tissue so long as its essential structure is preserved . A tissue's ability to metabolize and to repair itself becomes unimportant ; the discussion of biostasis ...
These can in turn be used as fibers in a material able to behave in the manner described in the text . P. 91 . . . now transmits only a tenth of the force . . . An exception to this is a force that causes overall acceleration : for ...
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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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