NBIC = nano-bio-info-cogno

NBIC = nano-bio-info-cogno I was unaware of this acronym NBIC I read in the french newsfeed Internet Actu. MOre information in this huge NSF report about Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance.

The phrase “convergent technologies” refers to the synergistic combination of four major “NBIC” (nano-bio-info-cogno) provinces of science and technology, each of which is currently progressing at a rapid rate: (a) nanoscience and nanotechnology; (b) biotechnology and biomedicine, including genetic engineering; (c) information technology, including advanced computing and communications; (d) cognitive science, including cognitive neuroscience.

Nice program but the convergence will be hard: cognitive sciences is still messy as hell.