Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance: Integrating From the Nanoscale

@article{Roco2002ConvergingTF,
  title={Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance: Integrating From the Nanoscale},
  author={Mihail C. Roco and William Sims Bainbridge},
  journal={Journal of Nanoparticle Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={4},
  pages={281-295}
}
In the early decades of the twenty-first century, concentrated efforts can unify science based on the unity of nature, thereby advancing the combination of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and new humane technologies based in cognitive science. Converging technologies integrated from the nanoscale could determine a tremendous improvement in human abilities and societal outcomes. This is a broad, cross cutting, emerging, and timely opportunity of interest to individuals… 

The emergence and policy implications of converging new technologies integrated from the nanoscale

Science based on the unified concepts on matter at the nanoscale provides a new foundation for knowledge creation, innovation, and technology integration. Convergent new technologies refers to the

Science and technology convergence: with emphasis for nanotechnology-inspired convergence

Convergence offers a new universe of discovery, innovation, and application opportunities through specific theories, principles, and methods to be implemented in research, education, production, and

Reconnecting technological development with human welfare.

The new world of discovery, invention, and innovation: convergence of knowledge, technology, and society

A 10-year “NBIC2” vision within a longer-term framework for converging technology and human progress is provided, including support for foundational emerging technologies NBIC to penetrate essential platforms of human activity and create new industries and jobs, improve lifelong wellness and human potential, achieve personalized and integrated healthcare and education, and secure a sustainable quality of life for all.

Converging Institutions: Shaping Relationships Between Nanotechnologies, Economy, and Society

Nanotechnologies are technologies applied to a molecular level, which can be embedded in materials including human cells and atoms of mineral, chemical, or physical substrates. Nanotechnologies have

Converging technologies: shaping the future of medicine

Accumulating evidence indicates that converging technologies will offer great potentials for regenerative medicine to create innovative treatments for diseases that the traditional therapies have not been effective yet.

Transcending human frailties with technological enhancements and replacements: Transhumanist perspective in nursing and healthcare.

This paper aims to describe the influences of transhumanist perspectives on human-technology enhancements and replacements in the transcendence of human frailties, including those of older persons, in which technology is projected to deliver solutions toward transcending these frailtsies.

Integrating engineering and biology for Bio-Nanotechnology curriculum

The applications of nanotechnology in biology and medicine have seen unprecedented growth. Nano-research encompasses many areas of science and engineering. This paper reports the development of

How Cognitive Science Has Influenced the Applied Science of HCI "The evolution that envies the revolution"

The study of HCI allows us to explain the overall decisions that individuals make when using technologies, and a wealth of studies already exist on modeling mental processes, epistemological and methodological issues have remained untouched.

Knowledge politics and new converging technologies: a social epistemological perspective

The “new converging technologies” refers to the prospect of advancing the human condition by the integrated study and application of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and the
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 14 REFERENCES

Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance

This report incorporates the views expressed at the workshop of leading experts from government, academia, and private sector, and detailed in contributions submitted thereafter by members of the

Linking Mind and Brain in the Study of Mental Illnesses: A Project for a Scientific Psychopathology

Convergent data using multiple neuroscience techniques indicate that the neural mechanisms of mental illnesses can be understood as Dysfunctions in specific neural circuits and that their functions and dysfunctions can be influenced or altered by a variety of cognitive and pharmacological factors.

ENHANCING HUMAN PERFORMANCE

Improvements in aviation safety and efficiency are dependent on the development of a national aviation system that is not only technically sophisticated, but also human centered. To this end, the

The Drama of the Commons

1 Front Matter 2 1 The Drama of the Commons 3 Part I: Resource Users, Resource Systems, and Behavior in the Drama of the Commons 4 2 Common Resources and Institutional Sustainability 5 3 Unequal

Dynamics of complex systems

Overview: The Dynamics of Complex Systems-Examples, Questions, Methods and Concepts Introduction and Preliminaries Neural Networks I: Subdivision and Hierarchy Neural Networks II: Models of Mind

Societal implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology

This chapter discusses social science Approaches for Assessing Nanotechnology's Implications and concludes that nanotechnology and Societal Interactions should be considered in the same context.

Mimicking the brain

This grapefruit-sized organ can process information faster than any known computer, and has developed through biological evolution, with all of its apparent uncertainties and redundancies.

The First Measured Century: An Illustrated Guide to Trends in America

A heating element assembly which includes a mounting base, a support rack fixed to the mounting base, a plurality of insulators fixed along the lengths of the support rod, and a thin, flat strip of

If I Only Had a ...

There is hope yet for the Tin Man and for the many thousands of patients with diseased hearts, damaged livers, or injured tissues.

Visual Languages

The function of a conventional database system vs. the function of an image data-based database system comparison shows a clear difference in the ability of these systems to store and retrieve data.