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Nanotechnology, or molecular technology, involves the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules, something the human body already does.In Engines of Creation , Drexler attempts to predict, justify, quantify, and caution us about this important new field in engineering. His book could have been the first and foremost discussion of this fascinating subject. But Drexler strays from the topic with annoying regularity. He devotes too little space to the possibilities of nanotechnology and too much to esoteric and opinionated discussions of philosophy, politics, information science, defense, human relations, etc. Nanotechnology will indeed become a reality, and the public needs to be informed. It is therefore unfortunate that Engines of Creation was not written more clearly or directly. Kurt O. Baumgartner, International Minerals & Chemical Corp., Terre Haute, Ind.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This brilliant work heralds the new age of nanotechnology, which will give us thorough and inexpensive control of the structure of matter. Drexler examines the enormous implications of these developments for medicine, the economy, and the environment, and makes astounding yet well-founded projections for the future.See all Editorial Reviews
so scary but necessary to know what is really going on in our world--sad to say.must read.Published 1 month ago by Mammamia05
this future is not here yet, so much to be inspired from!Published 2 months ago by Anton Sterenborg
A little too technical for me but I have no doubt we are going there.Published 3 months ago by Lawrence R. Greenberg
This book is very forward thinking and conceptually brilliant. It remains both relevant and ahead of its time to this day approaching a quarter century since original publication... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Vladimir Zuzukin
Classic, inspiring, forward-thinking book. Much of these ideas are still not realized.Published 9 months ago by Daniel Von Kohorn
Perhaps the most important general audience book ever written on the subject of nanotechnology.Published 12 months ago by Michael Campbell
I first got involved in the 1990's when I was asked to help start a journal for this new field called Nanotechnology. It sounded interesting. Then we realized that Mr. Read morePublished on April 1, 2013 by Reluctant Badger