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The Resource 2030 : technology that will change the world, Rutger van Santen, Djan Khoe, Bram Vermeer

2030 : technology that will change the world, Rutger van Santen, Djan Khoe, Bram Vermeer

Label
2030 : technology that will change the world
Title
2030
Title remainder
technology that will change the world
Statement of responsibility
Rutger van Santen, Djan Khoe, Bram Vermeer
Title variation
  • Two thousand thirty
  • Twenty thirty
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Imagine living in 1958, and knowing that the integrated circuit--the microchip--was about to be invented, and would revolutionize the world. Or imagine 1992, when the Internet was about to transform virtually every aspect of our lives. Incredibly, this book argues that we stand at such a moment right now--and not just in one field, but in many
  • In 2030 , authors Rutger van Santen, Djan Khoe, and Bram Vermeer interview over two dozen scientific and technological experts on themes of health, sustainability and communication, asking them to look forward to the year 2030 and comment on the kind of research that will play a necessary role. If we know what technology will be imperative in 2030, the authors reason, what can we do now to influence future breakthroughs?
  • Despite working in dissimilar fields, the experts called upon in the book - including Hans Blix (Head of the UN investigation in Iraq), Craig Venter (explorer of the human DNA), and Susan Greenfield (a leading world authority on the human brain), among many others - all emphasize the interconnectedness of our global networks in technology and communication, so tightly knit that the world's major conflicts are never isolated incidents. A fresh understanding of the regularities underlying these complex systems is more important than ever
  • Using bright, accessible language to discuss topics of universal interest and relevance, 2030 takes the position that we can, in fact, influence the course of history. It offers a new way of looking forward, a fresh perspective on sustainability, stability and crisis-prevention. For anyone interested in modern science, this book will showcase the technologies that will soon change the way we live."--pub. desc
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DLC
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Santen, R. A. van
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T174
LC item number
.S37 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Khoe, Djan
  • Vermeer, Bram
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Technological forecasting
Label
2030 : technology that will change the world, Rutger van Santen, Djan Khoe, Bram Vermeer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-285) and index
Contents
Basics. Our mission ; Concerns ; Approach -- Needs. Vital networks ; Water for life ; Food for all -- Earth. Our planet ; Dealing with our climate ; Improving energy efficiency ; Searching for new energy ; Sustainable materials ; Clean factories -- Tools. Our assistants ; Smarter electronics ; More communication ; Reaching everyone ; Cryptography ; Managing failures ; Robust logistics ; Advanced machines -- Humans. The nursery of life ; The transparent body ; Personal medicine ; Preparing for pandemics ; Quality of life -- Communities. Engineering society ; Essential education ; Maintaining identity ; Prospects of cities ; Disaster scenarios ; Reliable finance ; Peace -- Vision. Agenda
Control code
466361888
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 295 p.
Isbn
9780195377170
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009053883
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)466361888
Label
2030 : technology that will change the world, Rutger van Santen, Djan Khoe, Bram Vermeer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-285) and index
Contents
Basics. Our mission ; Concerns ; Approach -- Needs. Vital networks ; Water for life ; Food for all -- Earth. Our planet ; Dealing with our climate ; Improving energy efficiency ; Searching for new energy ; Sustainable materials ; Clean factories -- Tools. Our assistants ; Smarter electronics ; More communication ; Reaching everyone ; Cryptography ; Managing failures ; Robust logistics ; Advanced machines -- Humans. The nursery of life ; The transparent body ; Personal medicine ; Preparing for pandemics ; Quality of life -- Communities. Engineering society ; Essential education ; Maintaining identity ; Prospects of cities ; Disaster scenarios ; Reliable finance ; Peace -- Vision. Agenda
Control code
466361888
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 295 p.
Isbn
9780195377170
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009053883
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)466361888

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