Authors: W.S. Bainbridge
Affilation: National Science Foundation, United States
Pages: 528 - 530
Keywords: nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, cognitivie science, sciencie policy
The convergence of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science can greatly improve human performance over the next ten to twenty years. The chief areas of application include: expanding human cognition and communication, improving human health and physical capabilities, enhancing group and societal outcomes, strengthening national security, and unifying science and education. Convergence will be based on the material unity of nature at the nanoscale, technology integration from the nanoscale, key transforming tools, the concept of reality as closely coupled hierarchical complex systems, and the goal to improve human performance.