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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SCIENCE AND NATURAL LAW Science and technology intertwine . Engineers
use knowledge produced by scientists ; scientists use tools produced by
engineers . Scientists and engineers both work with mathematical descriptions of
True , artificial machines must do what natural machines fail to do , but they need
not do anything qualitatively novel . Both natural and artificial repair devices must
reach , identify , and rebuild molecular structures . We will be able to improve ...
This look at natural law shows limits to the quality of things . But we also face
limits to quantity , set not only by natural law but by the way that matter and
energy are arranged in the universe as we happen to find it . The authors of The
Limits 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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