Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology
Published in 1987 the book is now 30 years old, as far from our current state of technology as the computers of the 1950s were from the mid-1980s. The book discusses the implications of building machines at the atomic, molecular level. He covers genetic engineering, big data, and other topics in the news today.The introduction is by Marvin Minsky of MIT. From the back cover, he says that the book “is by far the best book I have seen about the consequences of new technologies. It is ambitious and imaginative and , best of all, the thinking is technically sound. He discuss molecular level assemblers that ,can be machines out of atom, hypertext and the expansion of human knowledge.He also discovers the hazards of the appearance some of the problems we see in social media today with the flood of information. The book is long out of print. There was a followup book in 2007 according to Wikipedia.
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