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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Indeed , the chief rival of science is a relative : engineering , which also evolves
through proposals and rigorous testing . SCIENCE ... Though engineers often
tread uncertain ground , they are not doomed to do so , as scientists are . They
Still , it does not automatically bring engineering expertise ; designing an airliner
requires much more than a knowledge of the sciences of metallurgy and
aerodynamics . Scientists are encouraged by their colleagues and their training
to focus ...
In coming years , similar systems will transform engineering . Engineers will work
in a creative partnership with their machines , using software derived from current
computer - aided design systems for doing simulations , and using evolving ...
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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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