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 66
10 The Limits to Growth The chess board is the world , the pieces are the
phenomena of the universe , the rules of the game are what we call the laws of
nature . - T . H . HUXLEY IN THE LAST CENTURY we have developed aircraft ...
Even when doing exploratory design , they can stay well within the realm of the
possible by staying well away from the limits . Scientists , in contrast , cannot
prove a general theory — and every general claim of impossibility is itself a sort
In both chess and engineering , though , the variety possible within those limits is
inexhaustible . Just knowing the fundamental laws of matter isn ' t enough to tell
us exactly where all the limits lie . We still must face the complexities of design .
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
Engines of Abundance
12 other sections not shown