Motivation And Outlook25

Theme A Summary

Panel: P. Bond, J. Canton, M. Dastoor, N. Gingrich, M. Hirschbein, C.H. Huettner,

P. Kuekes, J. Watson, M.C. Roco, S. Venneri, R.S. Williams 25

Statements

National Strategy towards Converging Science and Technology (C.H. Huettner) 27

Converging Technologies and Competitiveness (P. Bond) 28

Vision for the Converging Technologies (N. Gingrich) 31

Zone of Convergence Between Bio/Info/Nano Technologies: NASA's

Nanotechnology Initiative (S. Venneri, M. Hirschbein, M. Dastoor) 48

Biomedicine Eyes 2020 (J. Watson) 51

Balancing Opportunities and Investments for NBIC (R.S. Williams, P. Kuekes) 58

The Impact of Convergent Technologies and the Future of Business and the Economy

Coherence and Divergence of Megatrends in Science and Engineering (M.C. Roco) 69

B. EXPANDING HUMAN COGNITION AND COMMUNICATION 85

Theme B Summary

Panel: W.S. Bainbridge, R. Burger, J. Canton, R. Golledge, R.E. Horn, P. Kuekes, J. Loomis, C.A. Murray, P. Penz, B.M. Pierce, J. Pollack, W. Robinett, J. Spohrer, S. Turkle, L.T. Wilson 85

Statements

NBICS (Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno-Socio) Convergence to Improve Human Performance:

Opportunities and Challenges (J. Spohrer) 89

Sensor System Engineering Insights on Improving Human Cognition and

Communication (B.M. Pierce) 102

Can Nanotechnology Dramatically Affect the Architecture of Future Communications

Networks? (C.A. Murray) 104

Spatial Cognition and Converging Technologies (R. Golledge) 106

Visual Language and Converging Technologies in the Next 10-15 Years (and

Sociable Technologies: Enhancing Human Performance when the computer is not a tool but a companion (S. Turkle) 133

Visionary Projects

Socio-tech...the Predictive Science of Societal Behavior (G. Yonas,

J. Glicken Turnley) 140

Breaking the Limits on Design Complexity (J. Pollack) 143

Enhancing Personal Area Sensory and Social Communication Through Converging

Technologies (R. Burger) 146

The Consequences of Fully Understanding the Brain (W. Robinett) 148

User-Interface Olympics: Using Competition to Drive Innovation (W. Robinett) 151

Accelerating Convergence of Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, & Information

Technology (L.T. Wilson) 154

C. IMPROVING HUMAN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES 159

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