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Kim Eric Drexler (born 25 April 1955) is an American author and engineer, previously a Senior Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute.

Drexler is most famous for his pioneering work on atomically precise manufacturing, especially as presented in his books Engines of Creation,[1] a popular introduction to the core ideas, and Nanosystems,[2] a comprehensive graduate-level survey of the field (itself based on his MIT doctoral thesis[3][4]). More recently, Drexler's research has focused on AI risk, where he has developed an approach he calls Comprehensive AI Services.[5] Drexler has also made original contributions to the Fermi paradox,[6] space colonization,[7] distributed computing,[8] hypertext publishing,[9] and other fields.[10][11]


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