Hypebole of the week has to go to web based publishers WOWIO who have just republished the web version of Engines Of Creation which has been kicking around on the Foresight site for ages.
Ray Kurzweil, whon is beter known these days for taking obscene quantities of vitamins and claiming that the singularity is near – yes, here it comes, just around the corner, hold on, it will be here in a few minutes, or years, maybe, I promise -puts down his acai berries long enough to trumpet
“Some seminal works stand out like beacons in the history of science. Newton’s Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica and Watson and Crick’s A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid come quickly to mind. In recent decades we can add Eric Drexler’s Engines of Creation which established the revolutionary new field of nanotechnology.”
We had a quick check and couldn’t find it on the Wowio site, and yes, we did check both the science fiction & fanatasy and the science categories.