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The Global Technology Revolution 2020

Trends, Drivers, Barriers, and Social Implications

Published in: Briefing presented at AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy session: Building Science, Technology, and Innovation Capacity in Developing Countries, May 3-4, 2007, Washington, D.C

by Anny Wong

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Abstract

This briefing was presented at the 32nd Annual American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Forum on Science and Technology Policy on May 3-4, 2007 in Washington, D.C. It highlights findings of RAND foresight analysis of global technology trends, drivers, barriers, and social implications through 2020, highlighting, in particular, issues relevant to building science, technology and innovation capacity in developing nations. It draws on RAND research documented in two RAND reports: Silberglitt, Richard, Philip S. Anton, David R. Howell, and Anny Wong, with Susan Bohandy, Natalie Rose Gassman, Brian A. Jackson, Eric Landree, Shari Lawrence Pfleeger, Elaine M. Newton, and Felicia Wu, The Global Technology Revolution 2020: Executive Summary: Bio/Nano/Materials/Information Trends, Drivers, Barriers, and Social Implications, Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, MG-475-NIC, 2006. Online at www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG475/. Silberglitt, Richard, Philip S. Anton, David R. Howell, and Anny Wong, with Natalie Rose Gassman, Brian A. Jackson, Eric Landree, Shari Lawrence Pfleeger, Elaine M. Newton, and Felicia Wu, The Global Technology Revolution 2020: In-Depth Analyses: Bio/Nano/Materials/Information Trends, Drivers, Barriers, and Social Implications, Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, TR-303-NIC, 2006. Online at www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR303/.

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