Book by Gershenfeld Neil
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What if you could someday put the manufacturing power of an automobile plant on your desktop? According to Neil Gershenfeld, the renowned MIT scientist and inventor, the next big thing is personal fabrication-the ability to design and produce your own products, in your own home, with a machine that combines consumer electronics and industrial tools. Personal fabricators are about to revolutionize the world just as personal computers did a generation ago, and Fab shows us how.Biographie de l'auteur :
Neil Gershenfeld is the Director of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms, and the former director of its famed Media Lab. The author of numerous technical publications, patents, and books, including When Things Start to Think, he has been featured in media such as the New York Times, The Economist, CNN, and PBS. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
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Description du livre Basic Books, 2005. Hardcover. État : New. 0465027458 BRAND NEW. A portion of your purchase of this book will be donated to non-profit organizations. Over 1,000,000 satisfied customers since 1997! We ship daily M-F. Choose expedited shipping (if available) for much faster delivery. Delivery confirmation on all US orders. N° de réf. du libraire Z0465027458ZN
Description du livre Basic Books, 2005. État : New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: What if we could someday put the manufacturing power of a Ford factory in our own garage? According to MIT's acclaimed technoprognosticator Neil Gershenfeld, the next big thing is "personal fabrication--the ability, literally, to make your own products, in your own home, with a miniaturized machine that combines consumer electronics with industrial tools. This sounds like science fiction, but in fact it is exactly where the "digital revolution" was at the dawn of the age of personal computers. It used to take a mainframe computer the size of the MIT campus to tackle problems that a desktop computer can now easily solve. Personal fabricators (PFs) are tomorrow's personal computers. PFs will bring the programmability of the digital world to the rest of the world, by being able to make anything (including themselves). Students have already made everything from a defensive dress that protects its wearer's personal space to a chestpack for storing screams and then releasing them at a more convenient moment. But whimsy is only a beginning: Such experiments are at the vanguard of a new science and a new era--an era of "post-digital literacy"--that will let people create objects they desire and thus make the kind of world they want to live in. N° de réf. du libraire ABE_book_new_0465027458
Description du livre Basic Books, 2005. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0465027458
Description du livre Basic Books, 2005. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110465027458