Über den Autor
Dr. Mihail C. Roco is a senior advisor on nanotechnology for the National Science Foundation, as well as chair on the Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology of the U.S. National Science and Technology Council.
Progressive Convergence.- The Emergence and Policy Implications of Converging New Technologies.- Roadmapping Convergence.- NBIC Convergent Technologies and the Innovation Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century.- Measuring the Merger: Examining the Onset of Converging Technologies.- Collaboration on Converging Technologies: Education and Practice.- If We Build It, Will They Come? The Cultural Challenges of Cyberinfrastructure Development.- Converging Technologies in Developing Countries: Passionate Voices, Fruitful Actions.- Nanotechnology for Biology and Medicine.- Biologically-Inspired Cellular Machine Architectures.- Cognitive Enhancement and the Neuroethics of Memory Drugs.- Neuropolicy (2005 2035): Converging Technologies Enable Neurotechnology, Creating New Ethical Dilemmas.- Information Technology and Cognitive Systems.- Cognitive Technologies.- NBIC Convergence and Technology-Business Coevolution: Towards a Services Science to Increase Productive Capacity.- An Ethic for Enhancing Human Performance Through Integrative Technologies.- Science Confronts the Law.- Human Enhancement and the Emergent Technopolitics of the 21st Century.- Co volution of Social Science and Emerging Technologies.
With the convergence of Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information technology and Cognitive science (NBIC) fields promising to change our competitive, operational, and employment landscape in fundamental ways, we find ourselves on the brink of a new technological and science-driven business revolution. The already emerging reality of convergence is to be found in genomics, robotics, bio-information and artificial intelligence applications, such as: . Self-assembled, self-cleaning and self-healing manufactured materials and textiles, and much stronger, lighter and more customizable structural materials, . Miniature sensors allowing unobtrusive real-time health monitoring and dramatically improved diagnosis; with greatly enhanced real time information to vehicles and drivers on the way, . New generations of supercomputers and efficient energy generators based on biological processes, . Greatly enhanced drug delivery from unprecedented control over fundamental structural properties and biocompatibility of materials. These advances are here already, or in development. And Japan, other Asian nations and Western European countries are investing heavily and moving aggressively to develop and apply NBIC technologies. Notwithstanding the passage of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act, significant further funding and action by both government and private industry will be critical to maintaining US scientific and industry leadership.
Provides a unique review of technical developments related to the unification that is rapidly taking place today among nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and cognitive science
Assesses potential for revolutionary applications of these developments and their likely impact in improving the human condition