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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This list could continue through problem after problem ( Heavy metal poisoning ? - Find and remove the metal atoms ) but the conclusion is easy to summarize . Physical disorders stem from misarranged atoms ; repair machines will be able ...
problem : exponential growth will remain exponential whether people die young or live indefinitely . A martyr , by dying early , could delay the crisis by a fraction of a second — but a halfway dedicated person could help more by ...
Our problem today is not to plan or build utopias but to seek a chance to try . a PREPARATIONS a We may fail . Replicating assemblers and AI will bring problems of unprecedented complexity , and they threaten to arrive with ...
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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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