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K. Eric Drexler – 6 Quotes

 

6 Quotes by K. Eric Drexler

 

I had been impressed by the fact that biological systems were based on molecular machines and that we were learning to design and build these sorts of things.

– K. Eric Drexler


You can find academic and industrial groups doing some relevant work, but there isn’t a focus on building complex molecular systems. In that respect, Japan is first, Europe is second, and we’re third.

– K. Eric Drexler


Any powerful technology can be abused.

– K. Eric Drexler


But while doing that I’d been following a variety of fields in science and technology, including the work in molecular biology, genetic engineering, and so forth.

– K. Eric Drexler


My greatest concern is that the emergence of this technology without the appropriate public attention and international controls could lead to an unstable arms race.

– K. Eric Drexler


Protein engineering is a technology of molecular machines – of molecular machines that are part of replicators – and so it comes from an area that already raises some of the issues that nanotechnology will raise.

– K. Eric Drexler