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    DescriptionBeyond the agricultural and industrial revolutions of the past, a global technology revolution is currently changing the world. This book discusses the broad, multidisciplinary, and synergistic trends in this revolution, including genomics, cloning, biomedical engineering, smart materials, agile manufacturing, nanofabricated computation devices, and integrated microsystems. The revolution's effects on human health may be the most startling as breakthroughs improve both the quality and length of human life. Biotechnology will also enable us to identify, understand, manipulate, improve, and control living organisms (including ourselves). Information technology is already revolutionizing our lives, especially in the developed world, and is a major enabler of other trends. Materials technology will produce products, components, and systems that are smaller, smarter, multi-functional, environmentally compatible, more survivable, and customizable. In addition, smart materials, agile manufacturing, and nanotechnology will change the way we produce devices and improve their capabilities. The technology revolution will not be uniform in its effect across the globe but will play out differently depending on its acceptance, investment, and a variety of issues such as bioethics, privacy, economic disparity, cultural invasion, and social reactions. There will be no turning back, however, since some societies will avail themselves of the revolution, and globalization will thus change the environment in which each society lives.


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    Title
    The Global Technology Revolution
    Subtitle
    Bio/nano/materials Trends and Their Synergies with Information Technology by 2015
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Phillip S. Anton, By (author) Richard Silberglitt, By (author) James Schneider
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 94
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780833029492
    ISBN 10: 0833029495
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JM
    BIC E4L: TEC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: UY
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    BIC subject category V2: PDR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.7
    DC21: 303.483
    B&T General Subject: 180
    BIC subject category V2: TBN
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
    BIC subject category V2: TGM
    BISAC V2.8: POL024000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: TCB
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BUS035000
    DC22: 338.9/27
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3JM
    LC classification: T173.8 .A58 2001
    Thema V1.0: PDR, UY, TCB, TBN, TGM
    Publisher
    RAND
    Imprint name
    RAND
    Publication date
    01 February 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Santa Monica, CA