Expanding the Trading Zones for Convergent Technologies

Michael E. Gorman, University of Virginia

Stimulating convergence among nano, bio, info and cognitive science obviously will require that different disciplines, organizations, and even cultures work together. To make certain this convergence is actually beneficial to society, still other stakeholders will have to be involved, including ethicists, social scientists, and groups affected by potential technologies. To promote this kind of interaction, we first need a vision — supplied, in this case, by a metaphor.

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