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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Either way , we can use analogies with the human brain to estimate a minimum speed for advanced assembler - built AI ... This crude comparison of speeds suggests that brainlike electronic devices will work about a million times faster ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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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