from the Information,-please dept.
This tantalizing blurb was posted 21 September 2001 on the website of the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI):
Martha Krebs to Participate in NSF Workshop in December – Advances in a diverse range of scientific disciplines require a need for better communication among the sciences. The NSF has planned a workshop aimed at improving the exchange of ideas between the rapidly progressing fields of Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and biomedicine, Information technology and Cognitive science (Nano-Bio-IT-Cogno). CNSI Director Martha Krebs will participate in the conference, ìConvergent Technologies for Improving Human Performanceî, held on Dec. 3-4 in Arlington, VA. The conference will address issues set for the short and long term that include enhancing individual capabilities and societal outcomes.
It would be interesting to know more about just what sort of ìperformance improvementsî will be considered during the workshop — however, no further information seems to be available at this time.