Coherence and Divergence of Megatrends in Science and Engineering

  title={Coherence and Divergence of Megatrends in Science and Engineering},
  author={Mihail C. Roco},
  journal={Journal of Nanoparticle Research},
  • M. Roco
  • Published 1 April 2002
  • Biology
  • Journal of Nanoparticle Research
Scientific discoveries and technological innovations are at the core of human endeavor, and it is estimated that their role will only increase in time. Such advancements evolve in coherence, with areas of confluence and temporary divergences, which bring synergism and that stimulate further developments following in average an exponential growth. Six increasingly interconnected megatrends are perceived as dominating the scene for the next decades: (a) information and computing, (b) nanoscale… 

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