Engines of Creation 2.0: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology by Drexler K.E.

By Drexler K.E.

Nanotechnology, or molecular expertise, contains the manipulation of person atoms and molecules, whatever the human physique already does.In Engines of construction , Drexler makes an attempt to foretell, justify, quantify, and warning us approximately this crucial new box in engineering. His e-book might have been the 1st and optimum dialogue of this interesting topic. yet Drexler strays from the subject with stressful regularity. He devotes too little house to the chances of nanotechnology and an excessive amount of to esoteric and opinionated discussions of philosophy, politics, details technological know-how, protection, human kinfolk, and so on. Nanotechnology will certainly turn into a truth, and the general public should be trained. it's hence unlucky that Engines of construction used to be no longer written extra truly or without delay.

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That is to say, the silica replica with the paper-thin backing of plastic, with which we have made the copies, with all this information, is on an area of approximately the size of 35 pages of the Encyclopædia. That is about half as many pages as there are in this magazine. All of the information which all of mankind has every recorded in books can be carried around in a pamphlet in your hand — and not written in code, but a simple reproduction of the original pictures, engravings, and everything else on a small scale without loss of resolution.

For better or for worse, the greatest technological breakthrough in history is still to come. Two Styles Of Technology 5493706B-FAD4-465E-8E64-8445CDA4263D Our modern technology builds on an ancient tradition. Thirty thousand years ago, chipping flint was the high technology of the day. Our ancestors grasped stones containing trillions of trillions of atoms and removed chips containing billions of trillions of atoms to make their axheads; they made fine work with skills difficult to imitate today.

Atoms are rounded like beads, and although molecular bonds are not snaps, our picture at least captures the essential notion that bonds can be broken and reformed. If an atom were the size of a small marble, a fairly complex molecule would be the size of your fist. This makes a useful mental image, but atoms are really about 1/10,000 the size of bacteria, and bacteria are about 1/10,000 the size of mosquitoes. ) The things around us act as they do because of the way their molecules behave. Air holds neither its shape nor its volume because its molecules move freely, bumping and ricocheting through open space.

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