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The Resource Radical abundance : how a revolution in nanotechnology will change civilization, K. Eric Drexler

Radical abundance : how a revolution in nanotechnology will change civilization, K. Eric Drexler

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Radical abundance : how a revolution in nanotechnology will change civilization
Title
Radical abundance
Title remainder
how a revolution in nanotechnology will change civilization
Statement of responsibility
K. Eric Drexler
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book the author and founding father of nanotechnology, the science of engineering on a molecular level, predicts the coming changes to the economy and the environment as more manufacturing is done with extreme precision on the atomic level at a significantly lower cost. Author of the influential book Engines of Creation he explores the coming revolution in nano-scale engineering, and how it will change the world as we know it. Here he shows how rapid scientific progress is about to change our world. Thanks to atomically precise manufacturing, we will soon have the power to produce radically more of what people want, and at a lower cost. The result will shake the very foundations of our economy and environment. 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 arrays cost no more than cardboard and aluminum foil, and laptops cost about the same. This provocative tour of cutting edge science and its implications by the field's founder and master, this book offers a mind-expanding vision of a world hurtling toward an unexpected future
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Drexler, K. Eric
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T174.7
LC item number
.D745 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Nanotechnology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Technology and civilization
  • Technological forecasting
  • Social prediction
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Radical abundance : how a revolution in nanotechnology will change civilization, K. Eric Drexler
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-327) and index
Contents
A Necessary Prelude -- An Unexpected World. Atoms, bits, and radical abundance ; An early journey of ideas ; From molecules to nanosystems. -- The Revolution in Context. Three revolutions, and a fourth ;The look and feel of the nanoscale world ; The ways we make things. -- Exploring Deep Technology. Science and the timeless landscape of technology ; The clashing concerns of engineering and science ; Exploring the potential of technology. -- The Technology of Radical Abundance. The machinery of radical abundance ; The products of radical abundance. -- The Trajectory of Technology. Today's technologies of atomic precision ; A funny thing happened on the way to the future ; How to accelerate progress. -- Bending The Arc of the Future. Transforming the material basis of civilization ; Managing a catastrophic success ; Security for an unconventional future ; Changing our conversation about the future -- The molecular-level physical principles of atomically precise manufacturing -- Incremental paths to APM
Control code
808413623
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xiv, 340 p.
Isbn
9781610391139
Lccn
2012049031
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)808413623
Label
Radical abundance : how a revolution in nanotechnology will change civilization, K. Eric Drexler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-327) and index
Contents
A Necessary Prelude -- An Unexpected World. Atoms, bits, and radical abundance ; An early journey of ideas ; From molecules to nanosystems. -- The Revolution in Context. Three revolutions, and a fourth ;The look and feel of the nanoscale world ; The ways we make things. -- Exploring Deep Technology. Science and the timeless landscape of technology ; The clashing concerns of engineering and science ; Exploring the potential of technology. -- The Technology of Radical Abundance. The machinery of radical abundance ; The products of radical abundance. -- The Trajectory of Technology. Today's technologies of atomic precision ; A funny thing happened on the way to the future ; How to accelerate progress. -- Bending The Arc of the Future. Transforming the material basis of civilization ; Managing a catastrophic success ; Security for an unconventional future ; Changing our conversation about the future -- The molecular-level physical principles of atomically precise manufacturing -- Incremental paths to APM
Control code
808413623
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xiv, 340 p.
Isbn
9781610391139
Lccn
2012049031
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)808413623

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