Author(s): Gary Stix
This text takes the reader on a journey through the world of gene therapy, virtual corporations, and recyclable cars, in a fast-paced look at the most important developments in genetics, medicine, cybernetics, telecommunications, nanotechnology, robotics, environmental cleanup, and energy.
GARY STIX is a senior editor for the National Magazine Award winning Scientific American. MIRIAM LACOB is a freelance journalist. Her articles have appeared in many publications and magazines, including Scientific American, Data Communications, and Computer Decision.
Introduction: Microchips and the Millennium; Computers 101: From Bits to Gigabytes and Beyond; Software: Making a Computer Bend to Your Will; Wiring the World: Telecommunications and Data Networks; Lasers: The Light Fantastic; All in the Genes: DNA Becomes an Industry; Medicine and Molecules: New Approaches to Drug Development; Spare Parts and High-Tech Flashlights: Repair Kits and Diagnostics for the Human Body; Material Improvements: Better Living through Advanced Chemistry; Mother Earth, Wind, and Fire: Energy for a Small Planet; Clean Machines: Technology and the Environment; Conclusion: Great Expectations; Further Reading; Index.