The word bioengineering comprises two ideas: (1) engineering, “application of techniques and principles of engineering,” and (2) bio, “relating to living systems.” However, because of the immense breadth of the prefix bio, bioengineering necessarily becomes a topic of considerable diversity. Because of this diversity of bioengineering, there is potential reach into issues regarding surveillance, security, and privacy, especially pertaining to corporations’ involvement in bioengineering advances. This entry delves further into the concept and genesis of bioengineering, looks at some recent advances produced via bioengineering, and concludes with an examination of how the field more specifically relates to surveillance, security, and privacy.

In attempting a more concrete grasp of the topic of bioengineering, a simple search turns up the following highly disparate bioengineering book topics: neurological control ...

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