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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A fast enzyme , such as carbonic anhydrase or ketosteroid isomerase , can
process almost a million molecules per second , even without conveyors and
power - driven mechanisms to slap a new molecule into place as soon as an old
one is ...
Imagine that the DNA of three human cells has been heavily damagedafter
thousands of mutations , each cell has had one in every million nucleotides
changed . The chance of our three - strand correction procedure failing at any
given spot is ...
33 uncorrected errors in a million million , and the third should be 4 . 44 in a
million million million ( according to some fairly complex calculations based on a
slightly more complex correction algorithm ) . P . 107 . . . compare DNA molecules
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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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