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Progress in Convergence Technologies for Human Wellbeing

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ISBN-10: 1573316652

ISBN-13: 9781573316651

Edition: 2007

Authors: Mihail C. Roco, William Sims Bainbridge

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This edited work on progress in convergence is broken down into five parts; Perspectives on Convergence; Nano-Bio-Info Technology; Informatics for Convergence; Cognitive Enhancement; and Social and Ethical Implications.
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List price: $154.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/14/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

William Sims Bainbridge earned his doctorate in sociology from Harvard University, with a dissertation on the social origins of the space program, which became his first of 18 published scientific books (not counting edited volumes). He taught sociology, including the sociology of science and technology as well as theory and research methods, in major universities for 20 years. During this academic career, he wrote and published educational software, including computer-supported textbooks on survey research methods and techniques of statistical data analysis. In 1992, he came to the National Science Foundation to direct the Sociology Program. At NSF, Bainbridge represented the social and…    

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Nano-Bio-Info Technology
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