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 resulting nanotechnology can help life spread beyond Earth — a step
without parallel since life spread beyond the seas. It can help mind emerge in
machines — a step without parallel since mind emerged in primates. And it can
let our ...
patterns imitated were, on the whole, of value — their bearers, after all, had
survived to spread them. Memes themselves, though, face their own matters of "
life" and "death": as replicators, they evolve solely to survive and spread. Like
Green plants have now spread to stations in orbit; if we prosper, Earth's plants
will spread to the stars. Organisms spread as far as they can, then a bit farther.
Some fail and die, but the successful survive and spread farther yet. Settlers
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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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