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.
Results 1-3 of 31
Enzymes , acids , oxidizers , alkali metals , ions , and reactive groups of atoms called free radicals — all can break bonds and remove groups of atoms . Because nothing is absolutely immune to corrosion , it seems that molecular tools ...
The public benefits of due process won't necessarily make it popular among the groups being asked to change , however . We haven't heard the thunder of interest groups rushing to test their claims , nor the cries of joy from committees ...
It may be possible to devise forms of inspection that give a group great confidence in what a system under development ... Compartmentalized development of a system's components could , in principle , allow several groups to cooper• a ...
What people are saying - Write a review
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mentatjack - LibraryThing
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
15 other sections not shown