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Handbook of Science and Technology Convergence


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1. The Era of Convergence.- 2. Principles and Methods that Facilitate Convergence.- 3. Bio-cognitive Evolution.- 4. Collective Intelligence Systems.- 5. Consilience.- 6. Convergence-Divergence Process.- 7. The Convergence of Curation.- 8. Decision Making in a Convergent Society.- 9. Dimensions of Research.- 10. Modeling and Simulation.- 11. Science and Technology Forecasting.- 12. Self-organization and Emergence of Dynamic Systems.- 13. Systemic Interdependencies.- 14. Visionary Scenario Development of Emerging Fields.- 15. NBIC.- 16. Cognitive Technology.- 17. Complex Biological Systems.- 18. Convergence of Nanotechnology and Biotechnology.- 19. Information Technology Supported Convergence.- 20. Nanotechnology-Neuroscience Convergence.- 21. Neurotechnology-Centered Convergence.- 22. Services Science and Societal Convergence.- 23. Transition from Inert to Living Systems.- 24. Unifying Concepts in Physics, Chemistry and Engineering.- 25. Human-Technology Collaboration.- 26. Citizen Science.- Collaboratories.- 27. Communication Media.- 28. Convergence with the Arts.- 29. Co-Robots: Humans and robots operating as partners.- 30. Distributed Manufacturing.- 31. Human Computation and Convergence.- 32. Open Source Technology Development.- 33. Participation in Convergence Research.- 34. Personalized and Interactive Literature.- 35. Virtual Meetings.- 36. The Earth Scale System.- 37. Astrosociology (Social Science of Space Exploration).- 38. Demographic Transition.- 39. Global Risk Assessment.- 40. Linguistic Convergence.- 41. Network of Cooperation between Science Organizations.- 42. Science and Technology Globalization.- 43. Space Exploration.- 44. Sustainable Global Food Supply.- 45. Socio-Ecological Systems.- 46. Whole-Earth Monitoring.- 47. Twenty-First Century Society.- 48. Boundary Organizations.- 49. Cognitive Society.- 50. Convergence in ethical implications and communication of emerging technologies.- 51. Cultural Science.- 52. Digital Government.- 53. Ethics of Convergence for Enhancement of Cognition.- 54. Human Enhancement in Sports.- 55. Intellectual Property Rights.- 56. Institutional Transformation.- 57. Medical Approach to Wellness.- 58. Polycentric Governance.- 59. Systematizing Global and Regional Creativity.- 60. Technology and Religion.- 61. Unifying Ethical Concepts.- 62. Reconceptualization of Education.- 63. Academic Research Centers: Platforms for Convergence of Science, Technology and Innovation.- 64. Assistive Technology in Education.- 65. Convergence Science and Technology at Seoul National University.- 66. Cyberlearning.- 67. Informal Science Education of Converging Technologies.- 68. Integrative Graduate Education and Research.- 69. Learning in a World of Convergence.- 70. Life-Long Learning.- 71. Norms and Standards of Learning.- 72. Online Courses.- 73. Pre-college Convergence Education.

About the Author

William Sims Bainbridge is an American sociologist and co-director of Human-Centered Computing at the National Science Foundation (NSF). He is the first Senior Fellow to be appointed by the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and most well-known for his work on the sociology of religion. He has published extensively on the sociology of computer gaming and he has pioneered the use of online virtual worlds for scientific conferences and research proposal review panels. He has previously edited two major reference works, The Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction and Leadership in Science and Technology. He has published numerous books with Springer. Mihail C. Roco is the Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a key architect of the National Nanotechnology Initiative. He is the founding Chair of the U.S. National Science and Technology Council's Subcommittee on Nano scale Science, Engineering and Technology (NSET) and established the Nanotechnology Group of the International Risk Governance Council. Dr. Roco is a corresponding member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences and a member of the International Risk Governance Council. His research included experimental and simulation methods to investigate nanosystems. He is a Fellow of ASME, Fellow of AIChE and Fellow of the Institute of Physics and was elected Engineer of the Year by the U.S. Society of Professional Engineers and NSF in 1999 and in 2004. He was honored as recipient of the Carl Duisberg Award in Germany, the 'Burgers Professorship Award' in The Netherlands and the 'University Research Professorship' and Fingerson/TSI awards in the U.S. In addition to being the Editor-in-Chief of Springer's Journal of Nanoparticle Research, he is credited with thirteen patents and has contributed over two hundred archival articles in sixteen books.

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