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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Physics can ' t explain matter yet ! ” Hindsight is all too easy , yet in a world made
of matter , inhabited by material people using material tools , this ignorance of the
nature of matter was a gap in human knowledge that Michelson should ...
He states that “ the fixed endowment of terrestrial matter that makes up the earth '
s crust is constantly dissipating . Mountains are wearing down and topsoil is
being blown away with each passing second . ” By “ blown away ” Rifkin doesn ' t
As life developed , it brought more order to Earth , not less ; the formation of ore
deposits did the same . The idea that Earth has degenerated seems peculiar at
best ( but then , Rifkin thinks evolution is bunk ) . Besides , since matter and
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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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