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March 3rd, 2004

Melding of Nano, Bio, Info and Cogno opens new legal horizons

Is society ready for NBIC? As nano, bio, info and cognitive technology increasingly converge, proponents of NBIC (the somewhat clunky acronym for this multitech intersection), are calling for the legal, ethical and regulatory implications to be considered from the very beginning. The architect of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, Mike Roco, co-editor of a soon-to-be updated report on NBIC convergence and human performance, said at a recent conference that "society needs to be prepared for the major changes to come."


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