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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Beyond it, if we survive, lies a world with automated engineering systems able to
direct assemblers to make devices near the limits of the possible, near the final
limits of technical perfection. Eventually, some AI systems will have both great ...
The public generally leaves technical judgments to technical experts.
Unfortunately, leaving judgment to experts causes problems. In Advice and
Dissent, Primack and von Hippel point out that "to the extent that the
Administration can succeed ...
Due process can fail, but it is still the best approach known for finding the facts.
Today, courts and journals are not enough. Vital technical disputes go on and on
because we have no rapid, orderly way to bring out the facts (and to delineate
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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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