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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Already this “ artificial intelligence ” is performing tasks once thought to require
human intelligence . . . - Business Week COMPUTERS have emerged from back
rooms and laboratories to help with writing , calculating , and play in homes and ...
day , no one thinks of calling a pocket calculator an artificial intelligence ;
calculation now seems a “ merely ” mechanical procedure . Still , the idea of
building ordinary computers once was shocking . By the mid 1800s , though ,
See the earlier reference to Turing ' s paper , “ Computing Machinery and
Intelligence . " P . 72 . . . Developed by Professor Douglas Lenat . . . and
described by him in a series of articles on “ The Nature of Heuristics " ( Artificial
Intelligence , Vol ...
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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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