Nanosystems by Eric Drexler Brief summary of the book
Nanosystems: Machinery, Manufacturing and Molecular Computing
by Eric Drexler.
Original title: Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing, and Computation.
Molecular manufacturing should be capable of developing nanoscale mechanical systems with incredible performance. This book explains how, using physics and chemistry as a basis, these nanosystems can efficiently build products that are large, have atomic precision and diamond strength, include very powerful computers (10 million MIPS per milliwatt) as well as very powerful motors (a megawatt per cubic millimeter).
Part One: Physical Principles
Chapter 2: Classical Magnitudes and Laws of Scale