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June 20th, 2007

Visions of the future

Abstract:
I've spent the last two days taking part in a future-gazing conference at Oxford. The purpose of the conference is to consider how technologies might develop and converge. How nano-technology, genomics, information technology and cognitive science might come together to drive the next rounds of technological developments and what are the social, economic, environmental and other implications.

At the end of the conference, we're pulling together possible scenarios extrapolated from current events to help guide the The Economic and Social Research Council. With limited budget and limited resources, what are the priorities for technological development? We created four visions of the future.

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