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Ron Johnson has commented on (2) products.

Just Kids by Patti Smith
Just Kids

Ron Johnson, January 1, 2011

An interesting view into a very influential artist. Highly recommended!
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Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology by Eric Drexler
Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology

Ron Johnson, November 18, 2007

Engines of Creation presents an exposition of molecular nantechnology and its potential benefits. This is an important work in that it was the first publication, suitable for a general audience, that credibly presents the case for nanotechnology. In it, Drexler doles out his vision of future technology in a series of easily grasped arguments. If you can keep the difference between micron and millimeter straight in your head, then Engines will be useful to you! Drexler should also be credited with two other important contributions in Engines: he acknowledges both the good and bad potential for such radical technology while leaving no doubt in the reader's mind that the realization of nanotechnology is inexorable. As Arthur C. Clarke wrote, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." While magical capabilities are the meat of the book, the presentation is straightforward, clear and uncluttered with sentiment. Overall, an easy read and important.
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