A look ahead to the world economy of 2020 / Richard N. Cooper -- Observations on science and technology trends : their potential impact on our future / William Wulf -- Security, innovation, and human capital in the global interest / Shirley Ann Jackson -- A venture capitalist's view of science and technology / Jonathan Silver -- The rise of biopharmaceuticals in personalized, predictive, and preventative medicine / Roger M. Perlmutter -- Issues in bioterrorism and defense : a view of the future / George Poste -- The Internet gets physical : wireless sensor networks / David L. Tennenhouse -- Cyber terrorism, IT networks, and cyber security / Joel Birnbaum -- An open an trusted model in information technology / Christopher Caine -- A consumer product company's view of technology integration / Steve David -- Technology frontiers : implications and impacts / R. Stanley Williams -- Sidewise technologies : national security and global power implications / Paul Bracken -- Technological innovation and global competitiveness in the twenty-first century / Charles F. Larson. The United States' economic, security, and societal strength over the last 100 years has derived significantly from scientific and technological assets that increasingly are global in scope. In the next decade and a half, the globalization of technological capabilities will have profound implications for the United States and for the international community. Frontier science and technology promise enhanced global economic prosperity, improved public health, and social well-being, yet also heightened global security risks and increased global competitiveness. To examine these issues, the CSIS Technology Futures and Global Power, Wealth, and Conflict Project, sponsored by the National Intelligence Council, brought together business leaders, academics, and policymakers to examine the interrelations among technology and globalization, innovation and human capital, bioterrorism and national defense, cyber security and cyber terrorism, and future trends in science and technology. The common thread of the various essays in this, the resulting volume, is that U.S. competitiveness in science and technology research and development is absolutely crucial to maintaining U.S. economic stability, growth, and security over the next 15 years.