Engines of creation
Focusing on the breakthrough field of molecular engineering--a new technology enabling scientists to build tiny machines atom by atom--the author offers projections on how this technological revolution will affect the future of computer science, space tra
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Electronic nanocomputers will likely be thousands of times faster than electronic
microcomputers — perhaps hundreds of thousands of times faster, if a scheme
proposed by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman works out.
To imagine a brainlike device with comparable flexibility, picture its electronic
circuits as surrounded by mechanical nanocomputers and assemblers, with one
per synapse-equivalent "switch." Just as the molecular machinery of a synapse ...
The brain can apparently be modeled by a system of nanoelectronic components
modulated and rebuilt by nanomachinery directed by mechanical nanocomputers
. Assume that one nanocomputer is allotted to regulate each of the quadrillion ...
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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
Engines of Construction
The Principles of Change
Predicting and Projecting
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