Radical Abundance

Radical Abundance

How A Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization

Book - 2013
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K. Eric Drexler is the founding father of nanotechnology - the science of engineering on a molecular level. Drexler shows how rapid scientific progress is about to change our world. Already, scientists have constructed prototypes for circuit boards built of millions of precisely arranged atoms. The advent of this kind of atomic precision promises to change the way we make things - cleanly, inexpensively, and on a global scale. It allows us to imagine a world where solar panels cost no more than cardboard and aluminum foil, and laptops cost about the same. A provocative tour of cutting edge science and its implications.
Publisher: New York :, PublicAffairs,, 2013
New York : PublicAffairs, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 1610391136
9781610391139
Branch Call Number: 620.5 DRE NVD
Characteristics: xiv, 340 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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stewstealth
Feb 17, 2017

This book is really a philosophical look at the the potential of nanotechnology and what (according to the author) truly qualifies as nanotechnology. The predictions ( as all futuristic predictions) may not even come to pass, so this book seems very premature. A book that focused more on the actual science would have been more interesting and likely more readable. There are some interesting reviews o the science and a good look at the difference between science and engineering. Probably only worthwhile if you believe in the predictions of the author and wish to review some philosophical aspects to it or are very interested in the subject.

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