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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There they block the molecular machinery of metabolism , in the brain and
elsewhere - - and tie structures together with stabilizing cross - links . Other
molecular devices then move in , displacing water and packing themselves
solidly around ...
It seems that preserving the cell structures and protein patterns of the brain will
also preserve the structure of the mind and self . Biologists already know how to
preserve tissue this well . Resuscitation technology must await cell repair ...
be removed , but simple warming might allow some cell structures to move about
prematurely . Surgical devices designed for use at low temperatures reach
through the liquid nitrogen to the patient ' s chest . There they remove solid plugs
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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
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