Engines of Creation The Coming Era of Nanotechnology · K. Eric Drexler. Anchor Books, See also: Engines of Creation Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology. K. Eric. Drexler, Anchor Books, Doubleday, (downloaded from. The Engines of Creation: Eric Drexler. Molecular-sized robots, or nanotechnology , sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but with our technological capabilities.
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Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology
That would put software engineers in the status of gods. Eric Pavao rated it it was amazing Mar 27, Bunny rated it it was amazing Aug 09, I first learned about Nanotechnology in the engknes from a BBC docmentory- It blew my mind, so I started reading everything I could find about it.
For example, when gene therapy, a newly developed vaccine, etc. No extra waste of energy or long transport paths will be necessary if everything can be built on demand within a short time. Und dann kommt es wie bei Software oder dem Internet zu einer Datenexplosion.
Rob rated it it was amazing Jan 30, Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing, and Computation a quantitative, physics-based analysis. Be the first to ask a question about Engines of Creation 2.
I came away from his book with a sense of possibility I had never seen before, and a fear for a future where nanotech might be misused. Richard Smalley, analysis of the debate by Ray Kurzweil, and a number of new additions by Dr. Of the two I think I would suggest the Enfines, primarily because it was written more recently a This is a delightfully ambitious and optimistic view, laying forth a vision of the future and casually brushing a side any existential if not apocolyptic!
Engines of Creation – K. Eric Drexler – Book Review
If Drexler’s predictions about the internet are a guide then our nanomolecular future will be bright. This book is really thought-provoking.
I first read this book in the late 80’s when the ideas were still little known. The part at the end with the text about Hyperspeech, was admittedly amusing given our age now with the internet, and I also shook my head at some of the phrases with the “leading force” but one has to remember that he wrote the book while the Soviet Union still existed. Either the jump to other worlds succeeds, or we eradicate ourselves trying to do so.
Chris Gerrby rated it it was amazing May 31, Nevertheless, given some hundreds of years, it creagion well happen that a world like his will emerge, nanotechnology or no.
Predicting future behavior of a bureaucracy is much less interesting. Thus, it is a waste of frexler to deal with it and to be afraid. James rated it really liked it Aug 26, Highly recommend this book! Reading that passage 30 years later in a world of ubiquitous and pervasive internet connectivity, was a real testament to our progress.
If nothing else Engines of Creation is a paen to engineering and material science, soteriological hymn to technology, perhaps as response to 80s politics, perhaps as personal obsession for Drexler, drexleg as unique expression of a scientist’s wish to od moral good by providing the conceptual bedrock for drexker of material abundance and freedom from care and pain and want.
The book was published in when html and the web was still being developed. Preview — Engines of Creation by K.
Eengines see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In Kombination mit einem alles verbindenden Internet kann von der Entstehung eines Gaiaorganismus gesprochen werden. Want to Read saving…. My favorite part of the book was the section on hypertext.
Luckily, he threw in that prediction about Sie werden denn Sinn einer solch ineffektiven Massenproduktion nicht verstehen.
Engines of Creation The Coming Era of Nanotechnology by K. Eric Drexler
The ideas in this book are used extensively in almost every modern sci-fi book or movie out there. Aug 12, Nadim rated it really liked it. Remy rated it it was amazing Dec 03,