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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2 The Principles of Change Think of the design process as involving first the generation of alternatives and then the testing of these alternatives against a whole array of requirements and constraints . -HERBERT A. SIMON MOLECULAR ...
For all its shortcomings , though , the reject - the - new principle is simple and offers real advantages . ... The principles of evolution provide a way to view change , whether in molecules , organisms , technologies , minds , or ...
tions for a new world , it had best be guided by our shared interests , within a framework of sound principles . We won't start from scratch ; we will build on the institutions we have . They are diverse . Not all of our institutions ...
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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
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