from the courageously-extended-necks dept.
pedro writes "I caught at /. a reference to a cnet article summarizing the report by the national science foundation and the department of commerce entitled 'Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance: Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information Technology, and Cognitive Science'. It's an interesting read, and I hope it prepares me to the report itself (405 pages)." The c/net article When brains meet computer brawn captures the fact that the Converging Technologies report is "forward looking" and intended to spark debate.
People linking their brains together to form a global collective intelligence. Humans living well beyond 100 years. Computers uploading aspects of our personalities to a network.
These could all happen this century with the proper investments in technology, according to a recent report from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Commerce.