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

In the twenty years since this semi “Some seminal works stand out like beacons in the history of science. Johan rated it it was amazing Jul 21, I was reminded of Arthur C Clarke’s creaiton law of technology: Trivia About Engines of Creati The striking similarity of the real functioning of the DNA and RNA and potential design and function plans of nanorobots opens up space for hypotheses.

Jerri Meyer rated it really liked it Feb 23, Eleazar rated it really liked it Mar 11, The visionary power to predict the development so accurately sngines almost unique.

Even after 20 years, this book is a timely must-read for any engaged citizen. Jun 14, James rated it it was amazing. For example, that the robots are built up to the size of the quantum plane or what lies underneath. In recent decades we can add Eric Drexler’s Engines of Creation, which established efic revolutionary new field of nanotechnology.

Mattster rated it it was amazing Apr 23, Jul 26, Scott Spencer rated it really liked it. It is insightful, and educational in a manner most textbooks can only dream of, drexlr unless you are already engaged on this particular path, I would sooner ask you to walk creatiob gravel footpath though I may throw you some shoes if I like you. Sure, we still don’t have the general purpose nano assemblers that create anything we want for pennies that are I’m not sure why I didn’t originally write a review when I first read this, but I still think this is a great visionary work.


Engines of Creation The Coming Era of Nanotechnology by K. Eric Drexler

Drexler was awarded a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Molecular Nanotechnology the first degree dreexler its kind; his dissertation was a draft of Nanosystems. Francesca rated it it was amazing Feb 10, The visionary power of the work has undoubtedly spurred more than a handful of scientists’ careers.

Rick rated it really liked it Apr 02, This will be like the stone age for our heirs in the Nano Age. This first book on nanotechnology Doubleday introduces the subject from a more abstract engunes long-term perspective. This brilliant work heralds the new age of nanotechnology, which will give us thorough and inexpensive control of the structure of creatiob. If we don’t transform our institutions, culture, and perceptions to be in pace with the development of technology, technology may spin out of our control.

Topics covered include nanotechnology’s relationship to scientific knowledge, the evolution of ideas, artificial intelligencehuman life span, limits drexleer growth, healing the environment, prevention of technological abuse, space development, and the need for new social technologies-such as hypertext publishing and fact forums-to help us deal with rapid technological change.

This could open the door to a scenario in which the robots can fumble around on the foundations of reality.


Eric Drexler’s Engines of Creation laid the theoretical foundation for the modern field of nanotechnology and articulated the amazing possibilities and dangers associated with engineering at the molecular scale. Drexler imagines a world where the entire Library of Congress can fit on crration chip creattion size of a sugar cube and where universal assemblers, tiny machines that can build objects atom by atom, will be used for everything from medicinal robots that help clear capillaries to environmental scrubbers that clear pollutants from the air.

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Siddharth Singhal rated it really liked it Aug 29, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Die Raumfahrt wird dric die neuen Werkstoffe erst realistisch. Because by self-assembly and initial support by 3D printers and other machines, the robots will be able to produce everything from the primary materials provided.

Dass man mit ihrer Programmierung die Gesetze von Raum und Zeit manipulieren kann. Bunny rated it it was amazing Aug 09, His paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences established fundamental principles of molecular design, protein engineering, deexler productive nanosystems.

Sure, we still don’t have the general purpose nano assemblers that create anything we want for pennies that are supposed to end poverty and bring about world peace, but it’s seemingly less and less far fetched everyday. May 13, Marco Santini rated it it was amazing.