Eric Drexler

Drexler is most famous for his pioneering work on atomically precise manufacturing, especially as presented in his books Engines of Creation,[1] a popular introduction to the core ideas, and Nanosystems,[2] a comprehensive graduate-level survey of the field (itself based on his MIT doctoral thesis[3][4]). More recently, Drexler's research has focused on AI risk, where he has developed an approach he calls Comprehensive AI Services.[4]5] Drexler has also made original contributions to the Fermi paradox,[5]6] space colonization,[6]7] distributed computing,[7]8] hypertext publishing,[8]9] and other fields.[10][11]

Drexler, K. Eric (1981) Molecular engineering: An approach to the development of general capabilities for molecular manipulation, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 78, pp. 5275–5278.

Drexler, K. Eric (2009a) How to understand everything (and why), Metamodern, May 17.

Drexler, K. Eric (2009b) How to learn about everything, Metamodern, May 27.

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    Drexler, K. Eric (1986) Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology, New York: Anchor Books.

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    Drexler, K. Eric (1992) Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing, and Computation, New York: John Wiley & Sons.

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    Drexler, K. Eric (1991) Molecular Machinery and Manufacturing with Applications to Computation, PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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    See also Drexler, K. Eric (1981) Molecular engineering: An approach to the development of general capabilities for molecular manipulation, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 78, pp. 5275–5278.

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    Drexler, K. Eric (2019) Reframing superintelligence: Comprehensive AI services as general intelligence, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford.

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    Sandberg, Anders, K. Eric Drexler & Toby Ord (2018) Dissolving the Fermi paradox, arXiv, June 6.

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    Drexler, K. Eric & N. J. May (1979) High performance solar sails and related reflecting devices, 4th Conference on Space Manufacturing Facilities Princeton University, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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    Miller, Mark S. & K. Eric Drexler (1988) 'Markets and computation: Agoric open systems', in B. A. Huberman (ed.) The Ecology of Computation, Amsterdam: North-Holland, pp. 133–176.

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    Drexler (1986) Engines of Creation, ch. 14.

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    Drexler, K. Eric (2009) How to understand everything (and why), Metamodern, May 17.

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    Drexler, K. Eric (2009) How to learn about everything, Metamodern, May 27.

Drexler is most famous for his pioneering work on atomically precise manufacturing, especially as presented in his books Engines of Creation (Drexler 1986),[1] a popular introduction to the core ideas, and Nanosystems (1992),[2] a comprehensive graduate-level survey of the field (itself based on his MIT doctoral thesis (Drexler 1991)[3]). More recently, Drexler's research has focused on AI risk, where he has developed an approach he calls Comprehensive AI Services (Drexler 2019).[4] Drexler has also made original contributions to the Fermi paradox (Sandberg, Drexler & Ord 2018),[5] space colonization (Drexler 1979),[6] distributed computing (Miller & Drexler 1988),computing,[7] hypertext publishing (Drexler 1986: ch. 14),publishing,[8] and other fields.

BibliographyFurther reading

Drexler, K. Eric & N. J. May (1979) High performance solar sails and related reflecting devices, 4th Conference on Space Manufacturing Facilities Princeton University, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Drexler, K. Eric (1986) Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology, New York: Anchor Books.

Drexler, K. Eric (1991) Molecular Machinery and Manufacturing with Applications to Computation, PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Drexler, K. Eric (1992) Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing, and Computation, New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Edwards, Steven A. (2006) The Nanotech Pioneers: Where Are They Taking Us?, Weinheim: Wiley-VCH.
A short biography of Drexler is found on pp. 18-21.

Regis, Ed (1990) Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition: Science Slightly over the Edge, Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.

Regis, Ed (2004) The incredible shrinking man, Wired, October 1.
A profile of Drexler.

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    Drexler, K. Eric (1986) Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology, New York: Anchor Books.

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    Drexler, K. Eric (1992) Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing, and Computation, New York: John Wiley & Sons.

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    Drexler, K. Eric (1991) Molecular Machinery and Manufacturing with Applications to Computation, PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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    Drexler, K. Eric (2019) Reframing superintelligence: Comprehensive AI services as general intelligence, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford.

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    Edwards, Steven A. (2006)Sandberg, Anders, K. Eric Drexler & Toby Ord (2018) The Nanotech Pioneers: Where Are They Taking Us?Dissolving the Fermi paradox, Weinheim: Wiley-VCH.
    A short biographyarXiv, June 6.

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    Drexler, K. Eric & N. J. May (1979) High performance solar sails and related reflecting devices, 4th Conference on Space Manufacturing Facilities Princeton University, American Institute of Drexler is found on pp. 18-21.Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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    Miller, Mark S. & K. Eric Drexler (1988) 'Markets and computation: Agoric open systems', in B. A. Huberman (ed.) The Ecology of Computation, Amsterdam: North-Holland, pp. 133–176.

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    Regis, Ed (1990)Drexler (1986) Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition: Science Slightly over the EdgeEngines of Creation, Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.ch. 14.

    Regis, Ed (2004) The incredible shrinking man, Wired, October 1.
    A profile of Drexler.

    Sandberg, Anders, K. Eric Drexler & Toby Ord (2018) Dissolving the Fermi paradox, arXiv, June 6.

Bassett, Deborah R. (2010) Drexler, K. Eric, in David Guston (ed.) Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, pp. 168–170.
A brief entry on Drexler, with emphasis on his role in the development of nanotechnology.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (2007) The stealth threat: anAn interview with K. Eric Drexler, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, vol. 63, pp. 55–58.

Drexler, K. Eric & N. J. May (1979) High performance solar sails and related reflecting devices, 4th Conference on Space Manufacturing Facilities Princeton University Reston, Virgina:, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Deborah Bassett (2010) Drexler, K. Eric, in David Guston (ed.) Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society, Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publishing, pp. 168-170.
A brief entry on Drexler, with emphasis on his role in the development of nanotechnology.

Miller, Mark MillerS. & K. Eric Drexler (1988) Markets'Markets and computation: Agoric open systems,systems', in B. A. Huberman (ed.) The Ecology of Computation, Amsterdam: Elsevier,North-Holland, pp. 133-133–176.

Drexler, K. Eric (1979) High performance solar sails and related reflecting devices, 4th Conference on Space Manufacturing Facilities Princeton University Reston, Virigina:Virgina: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Deborah Bassett (2010) Drexler, K. Eric, in David Guston (ed.) Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society, Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publishing, pp. 168-170 170.
A brief entry on Drexler, with emphasis on his role in the development of nanotechnology.

Mark Miller & K. Eric Drexler (1988) Markets and computation: Agoric open systems, in B. A. Huberman (ed.) The Ecology of Computation, Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 133-176176.

Drexler, K. Eric (2009a) How to learn about everything, Metamodern, May 27.

Drexler, K. Eric (2009b) How to understand everything (and why), Metamodern, May 17.

Drexler, K. Eric (2009b) How to learn about everything, Metamodern, May 27.

Drexler is most famous for his pioneering work on atomically precise manufacturing, especially as presented in his books Engines of Creation (Drexler 1986), a popular introduction to the core ideas, and Nanosystems (1992), a comprehensive graduate-level survey of the field (itself based on his MIT doctoral thesis (Drexler 1991)). More recently, Drexler's research has focused on AI risk, where he has developed an approach he calls Comprehensive AI Services (Drexler 2019). Drexler has also made original contributions to the Fermi paradox (Sandberg, Drexler & Ord 2018), space colonization (Drexler 1979), distributed computing (Miller & Drexler 1988), hypertext publishing (Drexler 1986: ch. 14), and other fields.

Bibliography

Amato, Ivan (1991) The apostle of nanotechnology, Science, vol. 254, pp. 1310–1311. A short profile of Drexler, focusing on his early work in nanotechnology.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (2007) The stealth threat: an interview with K. Eric Drexler, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, vol. 63, pp. 55–58.

Drexler, K. Eric (1979) High performance solar sails and related reflecting devices, 4th Conference on Space Manufacturing Facilities Princeton University Reston, Virigina: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Drexler, K. Eric (1981) Molecular engineering: An approach to the development of general capabilities for molecular manipulation, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 78, pp. 5275–5278.

Drexler, K. Eric (1986) Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology, New York: Anchor Books.

Drexler, K. Eric (1991) Molecular Machinery and Manufacturing with Applications to Computation, PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Drexler, K. Eric (1992) Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing, and Computation, New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Drexler, K. Eric (2009a) How to learn about everything, Metamodern, May 27.

Drexler, K. Eric (2009b) How to understand everything (and why), Metamodern, May 17.

Drexler, K. Eric (2013) Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization, New York: PublicAffairs.

Drexler, K. Eric (2019) Reframing superintelligence: Comprehensive AI services as general intelligence, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford.

Edwards, Steven A. (2006) The Nanotech Pioneers: Where Are They Taking Us?, Weinheim: Wiley-VCH. A short biography of Drexler is found on pp. 18-21.

Deborah Bassett (2010) Drexler, K. Eric, in David Guston (ed.) Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society, Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publishing, pp. 168-170 A brief entry on Drexler, with emphasis on his role in the development of nanotechnology.

Mark Miller & K. Eric Drexler (1988) Markets and computation: Agoric open systems, in B. A. Huberman (ed.) The Ecology of Computation, Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 133-176

Regis, Ed (1990) Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition: Science Slightly over the Edge, Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.

Regis, Ed (2004) The incredible shrinking man, Wired, October 1. A profile of Drexler.

Sandberg, Anders, K. Eric Drexler & Toby Ord (2018) Dissolving the Fermi paradox, arXiv, June 6.

Kim Eric Drexler (born 25 April 1955) is an American author and engineer, currently Senior Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute.

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