The Global Bio/Nano/Info Technology, Revolution and the Future of Society

Briefing presented at Fullerton College: The Global Bio/Nano/Info Technology, Revolution and the Future of Society, 11 December 2007, [Fullerton, CA]

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2007

by Anny Wong

This briefing was presented at Fullerton College on December 11, 2007 in Fullerton, CA. It summarizes 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 three 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/. Anton, Philip S., Richard Silberglitt, and James Schneider, The Global Technology Revolution: Bio/Nano/Materials Trends and Their Synergies with Information Technology by 2015, Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, MR-1307-NIC, 2001. Online at http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR1307/index.html.

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