Friday, August 8, 2008

List of Emerging Technologies

*Artificial intelligence (AI) is both the intelligence of machines and the branch of computer science which aims to create it.

*Genetic engineering is the direct manipulation of an organism's genes.

*Biofuel can be broadly defined as solid, liquid, or gas fuel derived from recently dead biological material.

*Nootropics, popularly referred to as "smart drugs", are a class of drugs that improve impaired human cognitive abilities.

*Life extension refers to an increase in maximum or average lifespan, especially in humans, by slowing down or reversing the processes of aging.

*Augmented reality (AR) is a field of computer research which deals with the combination of real-world and computer-generated data.

*Nanotechnology is the concept of engineering functional mechanical systems at the molecular scale.

*Metamaterial is a material which gains its properties from its structure rather than directly from its composition.

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