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Engines of creation

Author: K Eric Drexler
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1990, ©1986.
Series: The Anchor library of science
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: This brilliant work heralds the new age of nanotechnology, which will give us thorough and inexpensive control of the structure of matter. Drexler examines the enormous implications of these developments for medicine, the economy, and the environment, and makes astounding yet well-founded projections for the future.
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Genre/Form: Forecasts
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K Eric Drexler
ISBN: 0385199732 9780385199735
OCLC Number: 22745218
Notes: "Anchor books edition."
Description: xii, 298 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Marvin Minsky --
Acknowledgments --
Part 1: Foundations Of Foresight --
1: Engines of construction --
2: Principles of change --
3: Predicting and projecting --
Part 2: Profiles Of The Possible --
4: Engines of abundance --
5: Thinking machines --
6: World beyond earth --
7: Engines of healing --
8: Long life in a open world --
9: Door to the future --
10: Limits to growth --
Part 3: Dangers And Hopes --
11: Engines of destruction --
12: Strategies and survival --
13: Finding the facts --
14: Network of knowledge --
15: Worlds enough, and time --
Afterword --
Notes and references --
Glossary --
Index.
Series Title: The Anchor library of science
Responsibility: K. Eric Drexler ; foreword by Marvin Minsky.

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From the Publisher: This brilliant work heralds the new age of nanotechnology, which will give us thorough and inexpensive control of the structure of matter. Drexler examines the enormous implications of these developments for medicine, the economy, and the environment, and makes astounding yet well-founded projections for the future.

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