Author: William Sims Bainbridge

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132797283

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

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In Nanoconvergence , William Sims Bainbridge tours the future of science and technology in plain, nontechnical English. Bainbridge draws on an extraordinary breadth and depth of knowledge, based on his unique role at the epicenter of the nanoconvergence revolution. He successfully integrates insights from far-reaching scientific fields into a compelling human story—offering powerful insights you can use to plan your career, seek new investment opportunities, or simply understand what's coming next. Discover new breakthroughs in measuring, manipulating, and organizing matter at the nanoscale and the implications of those advances See why science fiction's view of nanotechnology is wrong and why the truth is even more exciting Preview new technologies built on the principles of cognitive science and enabled by nanotechnology Learn how nanotechnology may save Moore's Law, allowing computers to double in power every year for the next two decades Discover why nanoconvergence may spark a renaissance in the social sciences Examine the potential impact of scientific and technological convergence on human society and diversity


The Next Scientific and Technological Revolution, and What It Will Mean to You Explains the core principles and tools that are increasingly driving scientific and technical progress Previews today's rapidly converging revolutions in ...

Author: Bainbridge


ISBN: OCLC:1027165367


Page: 273

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The Next Scientific and Technological Revolution, and What It Will Mean to You Explains the core principles and tools that are increasingly driving scientific and technical progress Previews today's rapidly converging revolutions in cognitive science: from psychology to linguistics, artificial intelligence to anthropologyTours the shifting border between nanotechnology and biotechnology Nanoconvergence is the coming unification of all significant technologies based on control of structures at the nanoscale. As biotechnology, information technology, cognitive science, physics, chemistry, and m.

A Quadrennial Review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative

... to connect businesses engaged in the commercialization of nanoconvergence technologies and to cultivate foreign markets and international collaboration (see Box 3.2). The NTRA also gathers statistics on nanoconvergence industries ...

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309674652

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 138

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Global advances in medicine, food, water, energy, microelectronics, communications, defense, and other important sectors of the economy are increasingly driven by discoveries in nanoscience and the development of nanotechnologies. Engaging the nanoscience and technology community in the crafting of national priorities, developing novel approaches for translating fundamental discovery to a technology readiness level appropriate for venture/industry funding, increasing domestic student interest in nanoscience to expand the workforce pipeline, and exploring new ways of coordinating the work of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) are all imperatives if the United States is to fully reap the societal benefits of nanotechnology. A Quadrennial Review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative provides a framework for a redesign of the NNI and its coordination with the goal of achieving a U.S. resurgence in nanotechnology. This report makes recommendations to improve the value of the NNI's research and development strategy and portfolio to the economic prosperity and national security of the United States.

The Politics of Emerging Strategic Technologies

Bainbridge (2007), Nanoconvergence: The Unity of Nanoscience, Biotechnology, Information Technology, and Cognitive Science, p. 11. Budinger and Budinger (2006), Ethics of Emerging Technologies: Scientific Facts and Moral Challenges, p.

Author: Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230304949

Category: Political Science

Page: 339

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Examines key trends in emerging strategic technologies and the implications for geopolitics and human dignity. Al-Rodhan argues that future evolution into transhumans is inevitable. In preparation, the global community is urged to establish strict moral and legal guidelines balancing innovation with the guarantee of dignity for all.

Transforming Higher Education

William Sims Bainbridge, Nanoconvergence: The Unity of Nanoscience, Biotechnology, Information Technology and Cognitive Science (Upper Saddle, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 2007), 1. 12. Bainbridge, Nanoconvergence, 149. 13.

Author: Stephen J. Rosow

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739131725

Category: Education

Page: 264

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The essays in this book address the transformation of higher education and the transformative possibilities of its current conditions. Higher education in American history has always functioned within the context of larger social and political forces. Universities and colleges have provided skilled labor for the work force, scientific knowledge and innovation for manufacturing, and policy expertise for government.

Governing Future Technologies

Nanoconvergence. and. “Human. Enhancement”. Seen politically, one notices that science policy makers in the US created a thematic network on convergence with strong transhumanist leanings. Taking advantage of the widespread political ...

Author: Mario Kaiser

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 904812834X

Category: Science

Page: 314

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Nanotechnology has been the subject of extensive ‘assessment hype,’ unlike any previous field of research and development. A multiplicity of stakeholders have started to analyze the implications of nanotechnology: Technology assessment institutions around the world, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, re-insurance companies, and academics from science and technology studies and applied ethics have turned their attention to this growing field’s implications. In the course of these assessment efforts, a social phenomenon has emerged – a phenomenon the editors define as assessment regime. Despite the variety of organizations, methods, and actors involved in the evaluation and regulation of emerging nanotechnologies, the assessment activities comply with an overarching scientific and political imperative: Innovations are only welcome if they are assessed against the criteria of safety, sustainability, desirability, and acceptability. So far, such deliberations and reflections have played only a subordinate role. This book argues that with the rise of the nanotechnology assessment regime, however, things have changed dramatically: Situated at the crossroads of democratizing science and technology, good governance, and the quest for sustainable innovations, the assessment regime has become constitutive for technological development. The contributions in this book explore and critically analyse nanotechnology’s assessment regime: To what extent is it constitutive for technology in general, for nanotechnology in particular? What social conditions render the regime a phenomenon sui generis? And what are its implications for science and society?


92 Bainbridge, Nanoconvergence; Roco and Bainbridge, Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance; Roco and Bainbridge, Managing Nano-Bio-Info- Cogno Innovations; Roco and Bainbridge, Nanotechnology: Societal Implications.

Author: Colin Milburn

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822391487

Category: Science

Page: 292

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The dawning era of nanotechnology promises to transform life as we know it. Visionary scientists are engineering materials and devices at the molecular scale that will forever alter the way we think about our technologies, our societies, our bodies, and even reality itself. Colin Milburn argues that the rise of nanotechnology involves a way of seeing that he calls “nanovision.” Trekking across the technoscapes and the dreamscapes of nanotechnology, he elaborates a theory of nanovision, demonstrating that nanotechnology has depended throughout its history on a symbiotic relationship with science fiction. Nanotechnology’s scientific theories, laboratory instruments, and research programs are inextricable from speculative visions, hyperbolic rhetoric, and fictional narratives. Milburn illuminates the practices of nanotechnology by examining an enormous range of cultural artifacts, including scientific research articles, engineering textbooks, laboratory images, popular science writings, novels, comic books, and blockbuster films. In so doing, he reveals connections between the technologies of visualization that have helped inaugurate nano research, such as the scanning tunneling microscope, and the prescient writings of Robert A. Heinlein, James Blish, and Theodore Sturgeon. He delves into fictive and scientific representations of “gray goo,” the nightmare scenario in which autonomous nanobots rise up in rebellion and wreak havoc on the world. He shows that nanoscience and “splatterpunk” novels share a violent aesthetic of disintegration: the biological body is breached and torn asunder only to be refabricated as an assemblage of self-organizing machines. Whether in high-tech laboratories or science fiction stories, nanovision deconstructs the human subject and galvanizes the invention of a posthuman future.

Preventing Chemical Weapons

Cho, S. S. Kwon, J. Yi and W. Il Park, Nano Convergence, 2016, 3, 14. M. A. Kafi, h.-Y. Cho and J.-W. Choi, Nano Convergence, 2016, 3, 17. T. Y. Jeon, D. J. Kim, S.-G. Park, S.-h. Kim and D.-h. Kim, Nano Convergence, 2016, 3, 18.

Author: Michael Crowley

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 9781788014724

Category: Medical

Page: 652

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The life and chemical sciences are in the midst of a period of rapid and revolutionary transformation that will undoubtedly bring societal benefits but also have potentially malign applications, notably in the development of chemical weapons. Such concerns are exacerbated by the unstable international security environment and the changing nature of armed conflict, which could fuel a desire by certain States to retain and use existing chemical weapons, as well as increase State interest in creating new weapons; whilst a broader range of actors may seek to employ diverse toxic chemicals as improvised weapons. Stark indications of the multi-faceted dangers we face can be seen in the chemical weapons attacks against civilians and combatants in Iraq and Syria, and also in more targeted chemical assassination operations in Malaysia and the UK. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, and drawing upon an international group of experts, this book analyses current and likely near-future advances in relevant science and technology, assessing the risks of their misuse. The book examines the current capabilities, limitations and failures of the existing international arms control and disarmament architecture – notably the Chemical Weapons Convention – in preventing the development and use of chemical weapons. Through the employment of a novel Holistic Arms Control methodology, the authors also look beyond the bounds of such treaties, to explore the full range of international law, international agreements and regulatory mechanisms potentially applicable to weapons employing toxic chemical agents, in order to develop recommendations for more effective routes to combat their proliferation and misuse. A particular emphasis is given to the roles that chemical and life scientists, health professionals and wider informed activist civil society can play in protecting the prohibition against poison and chemical weapons; and in working with States to build effective and responsive measures to ensure that the rapid scientific and technological advances are safeguarded from hostile use and are instead employed for the benefit of us all.

Workforce Infrastructure and Policy

We can actually group our strategies of connectivity and entrepreneurship under Tech Link and the Silicon Valley Center for Nano Convergence Innovation . Tech Link is going to link regional research efforts with entrepreneurs , leverage ...

Author: California. Legislature. Senate. Select Committee on Emerging Technologies and Economic Competitiveness


ISBN: UCLA:L0097153183

Category: California


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Environmental Nanotechnology

Nanoconvergence and Environmental Engineering Environmental engineering evolved from an interdisciplinary approach to solving water quality problems that traces its origins to the latter part of the 19th century.

Author: Mark Wiesner

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071511040

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 540

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Explore the Properties of Today's Widely Used Nanomaterials— and Assess Their Potentially Harmful Effects on the Environment Environmental Nanotechnology is the first book to assist you in both understanding the properties of new nanomaterial-centered technology and assessing the potentially harmful effects these materials may have on the environment. Written by a team of 29 leading experts from around the world, this comprehensive book presents cutting-edge coverage of the fabrication, characterization, and measurement of nanomaterials...emerging markets for nanomaterials...nanotechnologies in the energy industry...nanotechnologies for environmental quality...nanotechnology transport and fate in the environment...toxicological impacts of nanomaterials...and much more. Filled with detailed illustrations, Environmental Nanotechnology features: State-of-the-art techniques for the characterization and measurement of nanomaterials The latest findings on the transport and fate of nanomaterials in the environment Nanotechnologies for energy production, storage, and distribution In-depth analyses of the ecotoxicological impacts of nanomaterials New methods for developing nanomaterials with less environmental risk Inside This Landmark Environmental Engineering Guide _ • Nanomaterials: New Challenges and Opportunities • Fabrication of Nanomaterials • Characterization and Measurement of Nanomaterials • Emerging Markets for Nanomaterials • Nanomaterial-Enabled Technologies for Energy Production, Storage, and Distribution • Nanomaterial-Enabled Technologies for Environmental Quality • Nanomaterial Transport and Fate in the Environment • Ecotoxicological Impacts of Nanomaterials • Toxicological Impacts of Nanomaterials

Mondo Nano

... Nanotechnologie; Loeve, “About a Definition of Nano”; and Ferrari, “Developments in the Debate on Nanoethics.” On the lure of nanoconvergence, see Coenen, “Deliberating Visions”; Schummer, “From NanoConvergence to NBICConvergence”; ...

Author: Colin Milburn

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822376330

Category: Computers

Page: 424

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In Mondo Nano Colin Milburn takes his readers on a playful expedition through the emerging landscape of nanotechnology, offering a light-hearted yet critical account of our high-tech world of fun and games. This expedition ventures into discussions of the first nanocars, the popular video games Second Life, Crysis, and BioShock, international nanosoccer tournaments, and utopian nano cities. Along the way, Milburn shows how the methods, dispositions, and goals of nanotechnology research converge with video game culture. With an emphasis on play, scientists and gamers alike are building a new world atom by atom, transforming scientific speculations and video game fantasies into reality. Milburn suggests that the closing of the gap between bits and atoms entices scientists, geeks, and gamers to dream of a completely programmable future. Welcome to the wild world of Mondo Nano.

Polymer Based Advanced Functional Composites for Optoelectronic and Energy Applications

... Bangalore, India Nam Hoon Kim Department of Nano Convergence Engineering, Jeonbuk National University, Jeonju, Jeonbuk, Republic of Korea B.J. Kishen Karumbaiah Department of Mechanical Engineering, Coorg Institute of Technology, ...

Author: Nithin Kundachira Subramani

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128185094

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 374

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Polymer-Based Advanced Functional Composites for Optoelectronic and Energy Applications explains how polymer-based smart composites and nanocomposites can be prepared and utilized for novel optical, sensor and energy-related applications. The book begins with an introductory section on the fundamentals of smart polymer composites, including structure-property relationships and conjugated polymers. Other sections examine optical applications, including the use of polymer-based smart composites for luminescent solar concentrators, electro-chromic applications, light conversion applications, ultraviolet shielding applications, LED encapsulation applications, sensor applications, including gas-sensing, strain sensing, robotics and tactile sensors, with final sections covering energy-related applications, including energy harvesting, conversion, storage, vibrational energy harvesting, and more. This is an essential guide for researchers, scientists and advanced students in smart polymers and materials, polymer science, composites, nanocomposites, electronics and materials science. It is also a valuable book for scientists, R&D professionals and engineers working with products that could utilize smart polymer composites. Provides thorough coverage of the latest pioneering research in the field of polymer-based smart composites Offers an applications-oriented approach, enabling the reader to understand state-of-the-art optical, sensor and energy applications Includes an in-depth introductory section, covering important aspects such as structure-property relationships and the role of conjugated polymers


This was followed by the Nano Particles TIC (2002), Nanotechnology Information Support System (2003), Korean Nanotechnology Research Society (2003), Nano Particles Application Center (2004), Nano Convergence Practical Application Center ...

Author: Michael Tomczyk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527650064

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

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NanoInnovation: What Every Manager Needs to Know is the most comprehensive book written to-date on innovative technologies and applications in the field of nanotechnology. Author Michael Tomczyk conducted more than 150 interviews with nano-insiders to present the inside story of scientific discoveries, research breakthroughs, and commercial products and applications that are already changing our lives, thanks to the remarkable ability to manipulate atoms and molecules at the nanoscale.

NASA Tech Briefs

Just a few examples are new sensors and materials from collaborations on bio - info - nano convergence , improved analysis of engineering problems , and Earth , life , and space science NASA Ames Center Director G. Scott Hubbard ( left ) ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105122653483

Category: Technology


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ETRI Technology Report

NANO CONvERGENCE DEvICES The Nano Convergence Devices Research Department carries out various R&D activities on nano-scale electronics convergence technologies, including low power convergence microsensors based on MEMS and nano ...

Author: ETRI

Publisher: 길잡이미디어



Page: 62

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Message from the President History Mission & Achievement Vision & Common Core Technology IT Convergence Technology Research Laboratory Information & Communications Core Technology Research Laboratory Broadcasting & Telecommunications Media Research Laboratory Communications Internet Research Laboratory SW·Content Laboratory Future Research Creative Laboratory Technology Commercialization Division General Status Nationwide Regional Research Center Global R&D Cooperation Network

Bio manufactured Nanomaterials

NanoConvergence, 4(1), 2. Kankala, R. K., Zhu, K., Sun, X. N., Liu, C. G., Wang, S. B., & Chen, A. Z. (2018). Cardiac tissue engineering on the nano-scale. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 4(3), 800–818. Katti, D., Vasita, R., ...

Author: Kaushik Pal

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030672232

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 451

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This book is based on the principles, limitations, challenges, improvements and applications of nanotechnology in medical science as described in the literature. It highlights various parameters affecting the synthesis of bio-nanomaterials and exclusive techniques utilized for characterizing the nanostructures for their potential use in biomedical and environmental applications. Moreover, biodegradable synthesis of nanomaterials is regarded as an important tool to reduce the destructive effects associated with the traditional methods of synthesis for nanostructures commonly utilized in laboratory and industry and as well as academic scale of innovative research foundation.

Wireless Computing in Medicine

[102] Bainbridge, W.S. (2007) Nanoconvergence. Prentice‐Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, pp. 26–28. [103] Bush, V. (1945) Science, the Endless Frontier. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC. [104] Turner, F.J. (1920) The ...

Author: Mary Mehrnoosh Eshaghian-Wilner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118993590

Category: Medical

Page: 668

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Provides a comprehensive overview of wireless computing in medicine, with technological, medical, and legal advances This book brings together the latest work of leading scientists in the disciplines of Computing, Medicine, and Law, in the field of Wireless Health. The book is organized into three main sections. The first section discusses the use of distributed computing in medicine. It concentrates on methods for treating chronic diseases and cognitive disabilities like Alzheimer’s, Autism, etc. It also discusses how to improve portability and accuracy of monitoring instruments and reduce the redundancy of data. It emphasizes the privacy and security of using such devices. The role of mobile sensing, wireless power and Markov decision process in distributed computing is also examined. The second section covers nanomedicine and discusses how the drug delivery strategies for chronic diseases can be efficiently improved by Nanotechnology enabled materials and devices such as MENs and Nanorobots. The authors will also explain how to use DNA computation in medicine, model brain disorders and detect bio-markers using nanotechnology. The third section will focus on the legal and privacy issues and how to implement these technologies in a way that is a safe and ethical. Defines the technologies of distributed wireless health, from software that runs cloud computing data centers, to the technologies that allow new sensors to work Explains the applications of nanotechnologies to prevent, diagnose, and cure disease Includes case studies on how the technologies covered in the book are being implemented in the medical field, through both the creation of new medical applications and their integration into current systems Discusses pervasive computing’s organizational benefits to hospitals and health care organizations, and their ethical and legal challenges Wireless Computing in Medicine: From Nano to Cloud with Its Ethical and Legal Implications is written as a reference for computer engineers working in wireless computing, as well as medical and legal professionals. The book will also serve students in the fields of advanced computing, nanomedicine, health informatics, and technology law. Dr. Mary Mehrnoosh Eshaghian-Wilner, Esq. is an interdisciplinary scientist and patent attorney. She received a B.S. degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering (1985), M.S. degree in Computer Engineering (1985), Engineers degree in Electrical Engineering (1988), and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering (1988), all from the University of Southern California (USC). She holds a J.D. degree from the Northwestern California School of Law, and has graduated Cum Laude with an LL.M. degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Professor Eshaghian-Wilner is currently a Professor of Engineering Practice at the Electrical Engineering Department of USC. She is best known for her work in the areas of Optical Computing, Heterogeneous Computing, and Nanocomputing. Her current research involves the applications and implications of these and other emerging technologies in medicine and law. Professor Eshaghian-Wilner has founded and/or chaired numerous IEEE conferences and organizations, and serves on the editorial board of several journals. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards, and has authored and/or edited hundreds of publications, including three books.

The Virtual Future

Given my involvement in nanoconvergence, and Nanobic's very name, I might have selected nanotechnician, but all technology in this world is based on nano, and I wanted to emphasize convergence with other fields.

Author: William Sims Bainbridge

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0857299042

Category: Computers

Page: 202

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The newest communication technologies are profoundly changing the world's politics, economies, and cultures, but the specific implications of online game worlds remain mysterious. The Virtual Future employs theories and methods from social science to explore nine very different virtual futures: The Matrix Online, Tabula Rasa, Anarchy Online, Entropia Universe, Star Trek Online, EVE Online, Star Wars Galaxies, World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade, and The Chronicles of Riddick. Each presents a different picture of how technology and society could evolve in coming centuries, but one theme runs through all of them, the attempt to escape the Earth and seek new destinies among the stars. Four decades after the last trip to the moon, a new conception of spaceflight is emerging. Rather than rockets shooting humans across vast physical distances to sterile rocks that lack the resources to sustain life, perhaps robot space probes and orbiting telescopes will glean information about the universe, that humans can then experience inside computer-generated environments much closer to home. All nine of these fantastically rich multiplayer masterpieces have shown myriads of people that really radical alternatives to contemporary society could exist, and has served as a laboratory for examining the consequences. Each is a prototype of new social forms, a utopian subculture, and a simulation of technologies that have yet to be invented. They draw upon several different traditions of science fiction and academic philosophy, and they were created in several nations. By comparing these nine role-playing fantasies, we can better consider what kind of world we want to inhabit in the real future.

The Technocene

Environmental and Resource Economics 1 (3): 237–70. Bailey, Ronald. 2005. Liberation Biology: The Scientific and Moral Case for the Biotech Revolution. New York: Prometheus Books. Bainbridge, William Sims. 2007. Nanoconvergence ...

Author: Hermínio Martins

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783088331

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Hermínio Martins was one of the key pioneers of the sociology of science and technology. He published extensively in Portuguese and was recognized for his academic contributions with an honorary doctorate at Lisbon (2006) and two Portuguese Medals of Honour. Following his retirement from the University of Oxford, he wrote prolifically in English on a wide range of topics that examined the ethical and societal consequences of the commoditization of the human body and mind. These essays are deep philosophical reflections on our contemporary world, and draw extensively and eclectically upon a wide range of theoretical influences including continental philosophy, history and psychology, to name but a few disciplines. ‘The Technocene’ is a selection of some of these insightful essays, made available to a global audience for the first time.

On Not Dying

Nanoconvergence: The Unity of Nanoscience, Biotechnology, Information Technology, and Cognitive Science. Boston: Prentice Hall. Bainbridge, William Sims, and Mihail C. Roco, eds. 2003. Converging Technologies for Improving Human ...

Author: Abou Farman

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452961903

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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An ethnographic exploration of technoscientific immortality Immortality has long been considered the domain of religion. But immortality projects have gained increasing legitimacy and power in the world of science and technology. With recent rapid advances in biology, nanotechnology, and artificial intelligence, secular immortalists hope for and work toward a future without death. On Not Dying is an anthropological, historical, and philosophical exploration of immortality as a secular and scientific category. Based on an ethnography of immortalist communities—those who believe humans can extend their personal existence indefinitely through technological means—and an examination of other institutions involved at the end of life, Abou Farman argues that secular immortalism is an important site to explore the tensions inherent in secularism: how to accept death but extend life; knowing the future is open but your future is finite; that life has meaning but the universe is meaningless. As secularism denies a soul, an afterlife, and a cosmic purpose, conflicts arise around the relationship of mind and body, individual finitude and the infinity of time and the cosmos, and the purpose of life. Immortalism today, Farman argues, is shaped by these historical and culturally situated tensions. Immortalist projects go beyond extending life, confronting dualism and cosmic alienation by imagining (and producing) informatic selves separate from the biological body but connected to a cosmic unfolding. On Not Dying interrogates the social implications of technoscientific immortalism and raises important political questions. Whose life will be extended? Will these technologies be available to all, or will they reproduce racial and geopolitical hierarchies? As human life on earth is threatened in the Anthropocene, why should life be extended, and what will that prolonged existence look like?