Unbounding the Future: The Nanotechnology Revolution

K. Eric Drexler, Author, Chris Peterson, With, Gayle Pergamit, With William Morrow & Company $23 (304p) ISBN 978-0-688-09124-8
The team of authors of the fine Engines of Creation has succumbed to a premature sequel in this attempt to envision for the general reader an industrial biotechnology revolution. This update of Engines is two-thirds scenarios, most of them cloying ``looking back'' reports from a near future of nanotechnology. The authors' stated purpose--to prepare a channel of understanding for a molecular-level industrial revolution--is sound, but their answers beg at least half their own questions. A true molecular industry probably lies just below the horizon of popular science reporting; this ceasarean-style report of its birth obscures nanotechnology's future possibilities without clarifying the present science. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/02/1991
Release date: 09/01/1991
Paperback - 304 pages - 978-0-688-12573-8
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