In Prey, Michael Crichton is dealing with the very smallest of things – nanotechnology.links_yellow.gifNanotechnology will be the biggest transformation in product evolution in history. Which can be found already in many products on the market. Mercedes for example uses nano particles in it’s paint to prevent it from scratches and make it more shiny. Besides that nanotechnology is a fast step torwards artificial intelligence. You can find a taste of that in the novel as well.
I’ve begun reading Godel, Escher, Bach an Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter a Pulitzer Prize-Winning book originally published in 1979.
What is GEB really all about? Some think the title tells it all: a book about a mathematician, an artist, and a musician. There’s no way the book is about these three people! Well, then, what about a book that sohws how math, art, and music are really the same thing at their core? Again, this is a million miles off. In a word, GEB is a very personal attempt to say how it is that animate beings can come from inanimate matter. What is a self, and how can a self come out of stuff that is as as selfless as a stone or a puddle? What is an “I”, and why are such things found only mounted atop mobile pedestals that roam the world on pairs of slightly fuzzy, jointed stilts?
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Astronomy has always been a hobby of mine. So, I was looking around Barnes & Noble (I know … I know) over the Thanksgiving holiday while shopping for the family, and I found a really good book “Universe: The definitive visual guide”.
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