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Tables of Contents for The Global Technology Revolution
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Preface
iii
Figures
vii
Tables
ix
Summary
xi
Acknowledgments
xxi
Acronyms
xxiii
Introduction
1
4
The Technology Revolution
2
1
Approach
2
3
Technology Trends
5
28
Genomics
5
5
Genetic Profiling and DNA Analysis
5
1
Cloning
6
1
Genetically Modified Organisms
7
1
Broader Issues and Implications
8
2
Therapies and Drug Development
10
2
Technology
10
1
Broader Issues and Implications
11
1
Biomedical Engineering
12
4
Organic Tissues and Organs
12
1
Artificial Materials, Organs, and Bionics
13
1
Biomimetics and Applied Biology
14
1
Surgical and Diagnostic Biotechnology
14
1
Broader Issues and Implications
15
1
The Process of Materials Engineering
16
3
Concept/Materials Design
16
1
Materials Selection, Preparation, and Fabrication
16
2
Processing, Properties, and Performance
18
1
Product/Application
19
1
Smart Materials
19
2
Technology
19
1
Broader Issues and Implications
20
1
Self-Assembly
21
1
Technology
21
1
Broader Issues and Implications
21
1
Rapid Prototyping
21
1
Technology
21
1
Broader Issues and Implications
22
1
Buildings
22
1
Transportation
22
1
Energy Systems
23
1
New Materials
24
1
Nanomaterials
24
1
Nanotechnology
25
3
Nanofabricated Computation Devices
25
1
Bio-Molecular Devices and Molecular Electronics
26
1
Broader Issues and Implications
27
1
Integrated Microsystems and MEMS
28
2
Smart Systems-on-a-Chip (and Integration of Optical and Electronic Components)
28
1
Micro/Nanoscale Instrumentation and Measurement Technology
29
1
Broader Issues and Implications
29
1
Molecular Manufacturing and Nanorobots
30
3
Technology
30
1
Broader Issues and Implications
31
2
Discussion
33
20
The Range of Possibilities by 2015
33
2
Meta-Technology Trends
35
6
Multidisciplinary Nature of Technology
35
3
Accelerating Pace of Change
38
1
Accelerating Social and Ethnical Concerns
39
1
Increased Need for Educational Breadth and Depth
39
1
Longer Life Spans
39
1
Reduced Privacy
39
1
Continued Globalization
40
1
International Competition
40
1
Cross-Facilitation of Technology Effects
41
3
The Highly Interactive Nature of Trend Effects
44
2
The Technology Revolution
46
2
The Technology Revolution and Culture
48
1
Conclusions
49
1
Suggestions for Further Reading
50
3
General Technology Trends
50
1
Biotechnology
50
1
Materials Technology
51
1
Nanotechnology
51
2
Bibliography
53
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