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Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology (Anchor Library of Science) Paperback – September 16, 1987
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Dr. Drexler introduces the concept of molecular nanotechnology and the tremendous impact of its promised capabilities on future generations.
He begins by describing the physical reasoning behind the concept as introduced in a lecture given by (the late) Professor Richard Feynman titled, "There's More Room at the Bottom". Proceeding from the principle that physics does not prohibit the possiblity of directly manipulating atoms to build macroscopic objects, Drexler offers the molecular machines of living organisms as a proof of principle.
Chapters are well organized and logically build on one another to present ever more complex and startling possibilities for engineering the world around us to suit specific needs without waste, at low cost and with positive environmental impact.
Topics such as human longevity, space exploration, revolutions in materials, advanced cellular repair robots, supercomputers and artificial intelligence which surpasses human capabilities are all clearly described with more than plausible explanations of the process whereby they could be realized.
Social issues and the impact on society and individuals are also discussed, though possibly naive in their projections.
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A biblical review by Don the Baptist of the text “Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology” by K. Eric Drexler. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Don the Baptist
The book was boring, slow, and repetitive. For a book about nanotechnology, there didn't seem to be that much about nanotechnology. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Thomas Kolodziejczak
I read this when it was first published back in '86 and it was such an astounding book I bought at least another half dozen to give to people I thought would appreciate the message... Read morePublished 9 months ago by W. Walker
so scary but necessary to know what is really going on in our world--sad to say.must read.Published 11 months ago by Mammamia05
this future is not here yet, so much to be inspired from!Published 12 months ago by Anton Sterenborg
A little too technical for me but I have no doubt we are going there.Published 12 months ago by Lawrence R. Greenberg