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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Unilateral Advance If attempts to suppress research in Al and nanotechnology seem futile and dangerous , what of the opposite course — an all - out , unilateral effort ?
We have more chance of banning space weapons than we do of banning nanotechnology , and this might even be the best way to minimize our near - term risks . In choosing a long - term strategy for controlling the arms race , though , we ...
If the idea of nanotechnology were free from the idea of its danger , then nanotechnology would be a greater danger than it already is . But in a world grown wary of technology , this threat seems slight . Yet other idea fragments will ...
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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
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