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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With today's bulk technology , engineers make patterns on silicon chips by throwing atoms and photons at them , but the patterns remain flat and molecular - scale flaws are unavoidable . With assemblers , however , engineers will build ...
And engineering will remain a game that is played with already known pieces according to already known rules . New particles would add pieces , not eliminate rules . > a THE LIMITS TO HARDWARE Is molecular machinery really the end 154 ...
If hypertext is to carry our traditions , then what is published must remain so . An electronic library will be no less a library for its lack of shelves and paper . Erasure will make no flame and smoke , but the stench of book ...
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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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