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NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY AGE

Fourth Wave


NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY AGE
Present -Near Future

  • Genetic Engineering (genes, DNA)
  • Nanotechnology
  • Implantable Bio-devices
  • Geno-pharmacy
  • Bioengineering (organism, organs, tissue)
  • Biotechnology

The fourth wave will be a combination of Dr. Dede and Dr. Thornburg predictions. According to Toffler (1980), this wave will have a large implication on agriculture, food production, science, medicine, and education. (pp.146). Toffler (1980) states that biotechnology is already here and not only can it help solve the energy problem (pp.147) but it will also “increase the world food supply” (pp.148). These changes will bring about reconstruction and impact society as a whole, including education. One way it will influence education is by generating new curriculum, new programs which will cater to specific biotechnological fields. This will create an increase in productivity.

References:

BIO, (2009, September 9). BIO Responds to President Obama’s Health Care Reform Address. Retrieved September 16, 2009, from Biotechnology Industry Organization: http://www.bio.org/news/pressreleases/newsitem.asp?id=2009_0909_01

BIO, (2009). Taking the Pulse of Bioscience Education in America: A State by State Analysis . Retrieved September 16, 2009, from Biotechnology Industry Organization: http://www.bio.org/local/battelle2009/main.asp

Dede, C. “Evolution of educational technology in society, education, and the workplace. The next wave part 2 featuring Dr. Chris Dede.” Walden University. 2008. Laureate Education, Inc.

Thornburg, D. “Evolution of educational technology in society, education, and the workplace. The next wave part 1 featuring Dr. David Thornburg.” Walden University. 2008. Laureate Education, Inc.

Toffler, A. (1980). The Third Wave. USA: A bantam Book published in association with William Morrow & Co.