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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Repair machines will be able to regenerate fresh brain tissue even where damage has obliterated these patterns . But the patient would lose old memories and skills to the extent that they resided in that part of the brain .
ingly , they must try to preserve the function of tissue . If tissues cannot function , they cannot heal . Worse , unless they are preserved , deterioration follows , ultimately obliterating structure . It is as if a mechanic's tools ...
suggested , medical science will one day have " fabulous machines ” able to restore frozen tissue a molecule at a time . His book gave rise to the cryonics movement . Cryonicists have focused on freezing because many human cells revive ...
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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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