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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Most individuals would still die young from starvation, preda- tion, accident, or
disease. As Sir Peter Medawar points out, a gene that helps the young (who are
many) but harms the old (who are few) will replicate well and so spread through
tion while the brain structures that embody memory and personality remain intact.
In such cases, might not today's medical technology be able to stop biological
processes in a way that tomorrow's medical technology will be able to reverse?
... Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, Md. 20814) is pursuing the preservation of
whole human organs to allow the establishment of banks of organs for
transplantation; see "Vitrification as an Approach to Cryopreserva- tion,"
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Engines of Construction
The Principles of Change
Predicting and Projecting
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