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Main Title The global technology revolution 2020, in-depth analyses : bio-nano-materials-information trends, drivers, barriers, and social implications /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Silberglitt, R. S.
Publisher Rand,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 70060978
ISBN 9780833039750; 083303975X
Subjects Technological forecasting. ; Technology--Social aspects. ; National security--Iraq. ; Nanotechnology ; Nanostructured materials ; Technology assessment
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  T174.7.G584 2006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/09/2006
Collation xxxii, 281 pages : illustrations, maps (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
"TR-303." Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-281).
Contents Notes
In 2020, areas of particular importance for technology trends will include biotechnology, nanotechnology, materials technology, and information technology. The authors of this report assessed a sample of 29 countries across the spectrum of scientific advancement (low to high) with respect to their ability to acquire and implement 16 key technology applications (e.g., cheap solar energy, rural wireless communications, genetically modified crops). The studyb2ss major conclusions are that scientifically advanced countries such as the United States, Germany, and Japan will be able to implement all key technology applications evaluated; countries that are not scientifically advanced will have to develop significant capacity and motivation before barriers to technology implementation can be overcome; and public policy issues in certain areas will engender public debate and strongly influence technology implementation. Introduction -- Technology applications and their effects -- International variation in technology applications and implementation -- Conclusions.