Book Review: Radical Abundance By K. Eric Drexler

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Screen Shot 2013-09-10 at 2.47.29 PMRadical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization

Any book by Eric Drexler must be taken seriously since his Engines of Creation (1986) launched global debates about the field of nanotechnology (assembling objects atom by atom) and the many controversies engendered. These controversies over the intervening decades ranged from the terrifying vision of Bill Joy, founder of Sun Microsystems in WIRED, April 2000, of the future of robotics, genetic engineering and nanotechnology and how they might lead to the extinction of the human races. Bill Joy had read Eric Drexler’s Engines of Creation and called for an outright aban on nanotechnology research.

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