Managing Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno Innovations: Converging Technologies in Society by William Sims Bainbridge
This book 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 (NBIC).
It assesses potential for revolutionary applications of these developments and their likely impact in improving the human condition and offers a wide variety of scholarly views on the likely societal impacts and policy implications of these developments and applications, including assessments of educational, economic, commercial, legal, ethical, political, and social implications.
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.
Table of Contents
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.