Radical Abundance

Radical Abundance

How A Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization

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Baker & Taylor
The founding father of nanotechnology 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.

Perseus Publishing
K. Eric Drexler is the founding father of nanotechnology—the science of engineering on a molecular level. In Radical Abundance, 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.

A provocative tour of cutting edge science and its implications by the field's founder and master, Radical Abundance offers a mind-expanding vision of a world hurtling toward an unexpected future.


Publisher: New York :, BBS PublicAffairs,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781610391139
1610391136
Characteristics: xiv, 340 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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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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