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Motivation and Outlook

  • J. Canton
  • Philip J. Kuekes
  • R. Stanley Williams
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Charles H. Huettner
  • Phillip J. Bond
  • S. Venneri
  • M. Hirschbein
  • M. Dastoor
  • John Watson
  • Mihail C. Roco
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Abstract

In a sense, this section of the report gives the authors their assignment, which is to identify the technological benefits of convergence that could be of greatest value to human performance and to consider how to achieve them. Five of the statements were contributed by representatives of government agencies: The Office of Science and Technology Policy, The Department of Commerce, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation. The remaining three were contributed from private sector organizations: The American Enterprise Institute, Hewlett Packard, and the Institute for Global Futures. But these eight papers are far more than mission statements because they also provide an essential outlook on the current technological situation and the tremendous potential of convergence.

Keywords

Venture Capitalist Human Performance Cognitive Science National Nanotechnology Initiative Societal Implication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Canton
  • Philip J. Kuekes
    • 6
  • R. Stanley Williams
    • 6
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Charles H. Huettner
    • 1
  • Phillip J. Bond
    • 2
  • S. Venneri
    • 3
  • M. Hirschbein
    • 3
  • M. Dastoor
    • 3
  • John Watson
    • 4
  • Mihail C. Roco
    • 5
  1. 1.OSTP, White HouseUSA
  2. 2.Department of CommerceUSA
  3. 3.National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationUSA
  4. 4.National Institutes of HealthUSA
  5. 5.National Science FoundationNanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET)USA
  6. 6.Hewlett Packard LabsUSA

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