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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They compare organisms with similar appearances ( lions and tigers , horses and zebras , rats and mice ) and find that they give similar answers to the essay questions in their genes and proteins . The more two organisms differ ( lions ...
Organisms spread as far as they can , then a bit farther . Some fail and die , but the successful survive and spread farther yet . Settlers bound for America sailed and sank , and landed and starved , but some survived to found new ...
BACTERIA : One - celled living organisms , typically about one micron in diameter . ... BIOSTASIS : A condition in which an organism's cell and tissue structures are preserved , allowing later restoration by cell repair machines .
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Great BookUser Review - nubianangel - Overstock.com
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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