November 28, 2002

in Recommended Books, Strategic Foresight

Michael Crichton has done it again. Written a book that will make a powerful screen play and a great movie. I was attracted to Prey as soon as I heard that this nano – machines exploration was released. It’s a quick read, a tale greed and scientific disregard. Prey is composed of nano-particles, acting intelligently, learning from the environment. They are growing exponetially more dangerous. The story and characters remain fictitious. Yet Crichton’s descriptions of swarms, flocking, and complexity brings the convergence of biotechnology, computing, and nano-technology into our lives in a way that will make you think. Let’s hope this is not the future we pray for! Let’s hope the likely movie follow-up makes sure of it!

Don’t discard this from your realm of future possibilities.

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