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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Assembler - based production machines will contain no people , and will simply sit around and produce things made to order . Their initial programming will provide all the organization and information needed to make a wide range of ...
Before quantum mechanics , you could have walked up to any scientist , grinned maliciously , rapped on his desk and asked , “ What holds this thing together ? Why is it brown and solid , while air is transparent and gaseous ?
We have evolved to love a world rich in living things , ideas , and diversity , so there is no reason to value gray goo merely ... The gray goo threat makes one thing perfectly clear : we cannot afford certain kinds of accidents with ...
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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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