Nanosystems molecular machinery manufacturing and computation pdf
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K. Eric Drexler
The molecular machines currently designed in nanotechonology laboratories are confronted with the molecular machines described in Eric K. Drexler's famous Engines of Creation. We argue that the new class of molecular machines coming both from chemistry and molecular electronics, does not fit within the two classical definitions of machines that are used in Drexler's molecular manufacture. Molecular machines are neither standard mechanical machines Cartesian model , nor complex systems Von Neumann's model. They consequently call for a new concept of machine more adequate to nano-objects, which is delineated in Richard Jones' Soft Machines. We conclude that nanotechnology still wants a technological approach to molecular machines. Unable to display preview.
Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing, and Computation
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Eric Drexler with a foreword by Marvin Minsky. An updated version was released in The book features nanotechnology, which Richard Feynman had discussed in his speech There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom. Drexler imagines a world where the entire Library of Congress can fit on a chip the size of a sugar cube and where universal assemblers, tiny machines that can build objects atom by atom, will be used for everything from medicinal robots that help clear capillaries to environmental scrubbers that clear pollutants from the air. In the book, Drexler proposes the gray goo scenario—one prediction of what might happen if molecular nanotechnology were used to build uncontrollable self-replicating machines.