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Written in an easy-to-understand style, the book describes the nuances of technological development in a purely scientific manner and provides a social perspective to their relevance for future warfare and for issues such as disarmament and arms control, as well as their impact on the environment. The book begins with a focus on the research going on in several developed countries in the last decade—some of them for nearly two decades now—and then narrows its focus on India and a few developing countries.

Cognitive Technology and Ambient Intelligence
Cognitive technology and ambient intelligence

Previous chapters of this section have discussed technologies in the defence arena where specific work is in progress and also vital breakthroughs have already been achieved. This is not to say that both these technologies are fully matured to an extent as envisaged by the scientific community during the initial stages of their development. The other two technologies within the Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno (NBIC) bracket of converging and emerging technologies, namely Information Technology (IT) and Cognitive Technology also are on the ‘radar’ of scientific and military leadership.

Information Technology has by now evolved in a major way in both non-military and military fields. In its current avatar, it can be said to have already arrived. At present, the technology ...

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