Engines of creation
Focusing on the breakthrough field of molecular engineering--a new technology enabling scientists to build tiny machines atom by atom--the author offers projections on how this technological revolution will affect the future of computer science, space tra
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The brain does a huge number of things at once, but fairly slowly; most modern
computers do only one thing at a time, but with blinding speed. Still, one can
imagine AI hardware built to imitate a brain not only in function, but in structure.
Experimenters have pushed protons to over 99.9995 percent of the speed of light
, with results that match Einstein's predictions perfectly. When pushed ever faster,
a particle's speed creeps closer to the speed of light, while its energy (mass) ...
Calculations indicate that an accelerator 1,000 kilometers long (there's room
enough, in space) will be more than adequate to accelerate the shell and cargo
to over 90 percent of the speed of light. A mass of one gram per meter for the ...
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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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