The Coming Convergence

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-04-01
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
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This knowledgeable, fascinating glimpse into the future is a must read for everyone interested in technology, upcoming innovations in business, science fiction, and the future.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 9
Acknowledgmentsp. 13
Introduction: Converging Currents: Then, Now, and Tomorrowp. 15
From Fabric Looms to the Internet: The Story of Computingp. 31
Aviation and Big Buildingsp. 49
New Arts and Sciencesp. 69
Looking Inside: New Technologies and Medicinep. 87
Computers and Genesp. 101
New Directions in Biotechnologyp. 115
Cognitive Science: How Do We Know?p. 129
The Explosion in Information Technologyp. 147
Nanotechnologyp. 173
Metaconvergences: When Big Streams Make Still Bigger Streamsp. 185
Potentials and Promisesp. 215
Pitfalls and Perilsp. 223
Getting There from Here: Challenges and Strategiesp. 235
Notesp. 247
Indexp. 263
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