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Annals

The Coevolution of Human Potential and Converging Technologies

Edited by Edited by Mihail C. Roco (National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia) and Carlo D. Montemagno (Institute for Cell Mimetics Space Exploration and University of California, Los Angeles)
The Coevolution of Human Potential and Converging Technologies

Published: May 2004

Volume 1013

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This volume analyzes the opportunities that the NBIC convergence (nanoscience, biotechnology, information technology, and cognitive science) offers in improving human performance in such areas as work efficiency, learning, sensorimotor and cognitive capabilities, and communications. The machine–brain interface and human performance issues in life extension and human health are also considered. The unifying and synergistic principles of converging technologies, the challenges to interdisciplinary cooperation, and opportunities for industry are also discussed.