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Exploratory engineering allows to show how some capabilities that intuitively seem [[absurdity heuristic|absurd]] may actually be achieved in the future.
 
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*[http://metamodern.com/2009/06/26/exploratory-engineering-applying-the-predictive-power-of-science-to-future-technologies/ Exploratory Engineering: Applying the predictive power of science to future technologies] by [[Eric Drexler]]
  
 
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*[http://metamodern.com/2009/06/26/exploratory-engineering-applying-the-predictive-power-of-science-to-future-technologies/ Exploratory Engineering: Applying the predictive power of science to future technologies] by [[Eric Drexler]]
 
  
 
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Exploratory engineering is a process for understanding a subset of the potential capabilities of future levels of technology. This process resembles the first phase of standard design engineering (termed conceptual engineering, or conceptual design), but it serves a different purpose:

  • In standard engineering, design leads to the manufacturing of a product.
  • In exploratory engineering, design leads to understanding of what a future manufacturing process could produce.

Exploratory engineering allows to show how some capabilities that intuitively seem absurd may actually be achieved in the future.

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