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The coming convergence : surprising ways diverse technologies interact to shape our world and change the future / Stanley Schmidt.

By: Schmidt, Stanley.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, c2008Description: 270 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781591026136 (hbk.); 159102613X (hbk.).Subject(s): Technological forecasting | Technology -- Social aspects | Biotechnology -- Social aspects | Information technology -- Social aspectsDDC classification: Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Introduction. Converging currents: then, now, and tomorrow. From fabric looms to the internet: the story of computing -- Aviation and big buildings -- New arts and sciences -- Looking inside: new technologies and medicine -- Computers and genes -- New directions in biotechnology -- Cognitive science: how do we know? -- The explosion in information technology -- Nanotechnology -- Metaconvergences: when big streams make still bigger streams -- Potentials and promises -- Pitfalls and perils -- Getting there from Here: challenges and strategies.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-261) and index.

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