"Radical abundance: how a revolution in nanotechnology will change civilization" by Dr Eric Drexler

23 January 2014

Portrait of Dr Eric Drexler

with Dr Eric Drexler
Senior Research Fellow

Oxford Martin Senior Alumni FellowDr Drexler is widely known for his seminal studies of advanced nanosystems and scalable atomically precise manufacturing (APM), a prospective technology using arrays of nanoscale devices to guide chemically-reactive ...

Eric Drexler about his book Radical Abundance: How a revolution in nanotechnology will change civilization.

Eric shows how rapid progress in the molecular sciences will enable the development of high-throughput atomically precise manufacturing, a technology with the power to produce radically more of what people want, and at a radically lower cost. The result will shake the foundations of our economy and our relationship to Earth’s environment, enabling us to make products of all sorts cleanly, inexpensively, and on a global scale. Radical Abundance allows us to envision a world where high-performance solar arrays cost no more than cardboard and aluminum foil, and billion-processor tablet computers cost about the same. Radical Abundance describes a world on a path to an unexpected future, and raises key questions about implications for global problems and global governance.