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

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

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The coming convergence : surprising ways diverse technologies interact to shape our world and change the future
Title
The coming convergence
Title remainder
surprising ways diverse technologies interact to shape our world and change the future
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Schmidt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Imagine direct communication links between the human brain and machines, or tailored materials capable of adapting by themselves to changing environmental conditions, or computer chips and environmental sensors embedded into everyday clothing, or medical technologies that eliminate currently untreatable conditions such as blindness and paralysis. Now imagine all of these developments occurring at the same time. Far-fetched?" "Author Stanley Schmidt explores these and many more amazing yet probable scenarios in this fascinating guide to the near future. He shows how past convergences have led to today's world, then considers tomorrow's main currents in biotechnology, cognitive science, information technology, and nanotechnology."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schmidt, Stanley
Dewey number
303.48/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
T14.5
LC item number
.S316 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technological forecasting
  • Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Information technology
  • Prévision technologique
  • Technologie
  • Société postindustrielle
  • Biotechnologie
  • Nanotechnologie
  • Biotechnology
  • Information technology
  • Technological forecasting
  • Technology
Label
The coming convergence : surprising ways diverse technologies interact to shape our world and change the future, Stanley Schmidt
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0804/2008005596.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn193902041
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
270 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781591026136
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008005596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
2774697
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o193902041
  • (OCoLC)193902041
Label
The coming convergence : surprising ways diverse technologies interact to shape our world and change the future, Stanley Schmidt
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0804/2008005596.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn193902041
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
270 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781591026136
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008005596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
2774697
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o193902041
  • (OCoLC)193902041

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