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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By “ blown away ” Rifkin doesn ' t mean blown into space or blown out of
existence ; he just means that the mountain ' s atoms have become jumbled
together with others . Yet this process , he argues , means our doom . The
jumbling of atoms ...
It doesn ' t mean forcing everyone ' s life to fit some grand scheme ; it chiefly
means avoiding enslavement and death . Yet , like the achievement of a utopian
dream , it will bring a future of wonders . Given these life - and - death problems
For example , by means of hollow fibers a nanometer or two in diameter , each
carrying a carbyne signaling rod of the sort used inside mechanical
nanocomputers . Signal repeaters can be used where needed . P . 114 . . . to
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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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