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Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology by K. Eric Drexler (Anchor Books, Doubleday, 1986), US$12.95 paperback.

The first and still the classic book about nanotechnology. As Marvin Minsky writes in the foreword:

"K. Eric Drexler's Engines of Creation is an enormously original book about the consequences of new technologies. It is ambitious and imaginative and, best of all, the thinking is technically sound."

Table of Contents


Foreword by Marvin Minsky

Part One: The Foundations of Foresight
 1 Engines of Construction
 2 The Principles of Change
 3 Predicting and Projecting

Part Two: Profiles of the Possible
 4 Engines of Abundance
 5 Thinking Machines
 6 The World Beyond Earth
 7 Engines of Healing
 8 Long Life in an Open World
 9 A Door to the Future
10 The Limits to Growth

Part Three: Dangers and Hopes
11 Engines of Destruction
12 Strategies and Survival
13 Finding the Facts
14 The Network of Knowledge
15 Worlds Enough, and Time

Afterword, 1990
Notes and References
Glossary
Index

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