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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Both seem to be based on entirely simple basic instructions and rules. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Nanotechnology makes it all possible. Eric Drexler’s Engines of Creation laid the theoretical creatiln for the modern field of nanotechnology and articulated the amazing possibilities and dangers associated with engineering at the molecular scale.

Reminded me of the ‘s when we expected technology would solve all future woes. Mar 16, Michael Lancashire rated it really liked it.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jun 02, Alex rated it it was amazing Shelves: Drexler supports a form of the Fermi paradoxarguing that as there is no evidence of alien civilizations, “Thus for now, and perhaps forever, we can make plans for our future without concern for limits imposed by other civilizations. In their elaborate interplay, they mutate, evolving by themselves, and bring forth immense biodiversity. An introduction to one of the most brilliant, creative and exciting ideas that mankind has ever had.


We know too little that we could rule that out. This could open the door to a scenario in which the robots can fumble around on the foundations of drexlerr.

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The book was published in when html and the web was still being developed. The molecular nano machines Drexler imagined are getting closer everyday. That one can manipulate the laws of space and time with their programming.

Certainly, we seem to be approaching limits ever Beautifully bonkers, Drexler’s optimistic, visionary tract seems absurdly far fetched nowadays. The part at the end with the text about Hyperspeech, was admittedly amusing given our age now with the internet, and I also sh This book lies somewhere between science fiction and non-fiction. There is only sound speculation, written by someone who knows exactly what he is talking about.

When I first read this book it both excited and terrified me. Getting a little dated for an MSE student, but hey. Nevertheless, given some hundreds of years, it may well happen that a world like his will emerge, nanotechnology or no.

As you watch, the brew quickly morphs into a solid piece of complicated equipment. A still to be found context between artificially produced intelligence and biological intelligence in the form of molecular machines.


It is quite intriguing though, how nanotechnology, with its root in bio-tech, can ideally make what we’ve seen on Star Trek: Luckily, he threw in that prediction about Lists with This Book.

Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read saving…. Such a nightmare scenario would mean the end of all life on the planet in very short order. Sep 25, Ibiblion rated it liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet. The book spends a lot of time discussing the risks of the nanotechnology revolution along with motigation strategies. Because it will be made out of business interests anyway.

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

I first read this book in the late 80’s when the ideas were still little known. Man learned from many generations to use it for himself. The most significant potential unfolds when nanotechnology and biotechnology are coordinated. The Coming Era of Nanotechnology by K. A very hopeful book.

All in all, after reading the book I looked up articles on Nanotechnology and was quite happy to see that is indeed a very serious research.