Download 21st Century Technologies: Promises and Perils of a Dynamic by OECD Publishing, Editors, Barrie Stevens, Wolfgang PDF

By OECD Publishing, Editors, Barrie Stevens, Wolfgang Michalski, Visit Amazon's Riel Miller Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Riel Miller,

The following couple of a long time carry the chance of outstanding development in quite a lot of pervasive applied sciences which are prone to have a profound impression on how we are living, paintings, and spend our relaxation time. those applied sciences are set to revolutionise the worlds

Show description

Read or Download 21st Century Technologies: Promises and Perils of a Dynamic Future PDF

Similar technology books

Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology

During this booklet John fowl introduces electric rules and expertise via examples instead of idea - allowing scholars to advance a valid realizing of the rules wanted through technicians in fields reminiscent of electric engineering, electronics and telecommunications. No earlier heritage in engineering is believed, making this an incredible textual content for vocational classes and introductory classes for undergraduates.

Future imperfect: the mixed blessings of technology in America

Those case reviews reassess the yank ideology of technological growth and its legacy for the modern high-tech global. Segal deals examples of the position of expertise in American lifestyles and the connection among technological advances and social advancements.

Animal Cell Technology Meets Genomics: Proceedings of the 18th ESACT Meeting Granada, Spain, May 11–14, 2003

The 18th ESACT assembly used to be celebrated in Granada (Spain) in could 2003, and used to be entitled "Animal telephone expertise Meets Genomics", on the way to replicate that the rising applied sciences within the region of genomics, proteomics and different "-omics"-type disciplines will offer key technological resources to extend wisdom and open new horizons in animal phone expertise.

Additional info for 21st Century Technologies: Promises and Perils of a Dynamic Future

Example text

The information moved by microelectromechanical systems need not be electronic; it can be mechanical, chemical or biological. Two types of systems are involved, sensors and actuators. Sensors are converters of one form of energy into another; actuators allow sensors to interact with each other. MEMS uses technology from very large-scale integration to create structural components rather than transistor parts such as gates and metal contacts. Those components usually require post-processing or assembly in FASTER, CONNECTED, SMARTER order to become workable devices.

In the very near future rice and beans will each be genetically manipulated to provide a totally balanced protein mix. Genetics will go beyond that however, and allow us to modify plants or create new plants, transgenic species, that will thrive in arid zones, in dry climates, in brackish water, and in other environments normally thought of as marginal to unusable. 38 The application of genetics to micro-organisms is likely to be profoundly important in many regards. Micro-organisms in their democratic acceptance of DNA from any other species are already able to produce large quantities of very complex molecules, too expensive or even too difficult to manufacture by traditional means.

We have over the past half-century learned to THE NEXT TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF TECHNOLOGY: OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS decode DNA, how to take it apart, put it back together, synthesise it, even how to combine DNA from different sources or species. We have learned that the DNA characteristics or behaviour coded for will be expressed – that is, will show up in the organism – if the environmental conditions of the organism are appropriate. We have also learned that there are few things more democratic in the universe: DNA from any part of the living kingdom will, when moved into any other part of the living kingdom, in all likelihood express its characteristics if the environment permits it.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.57 of 5 – based on 49 votes