- Tiny Technologies -- the analysis and synthesis of ever more sophisticated structures, functions, and systems at length scales ranging from micro-through-nanometers.
- Systems Biotechnology -- the analysis (and ultimately synthesis) of complex biological phenomena, processes, pathways, and systems.
- Neurotechnology -- the discovery (and ultimately design) of neurological sensing and control functions, and the development of neuro-diagnostics and therapeutics.
- Systems Sociology -- bringing engineering tools and methods to the analysis (and potentially synthesis) of complex, real-world social and socio-technical systems.
- Global Innovations -- understanding root causes and developing deep, distributed, sustainable solutions to the most pressing and persistent problems of humanity worldwide.
24 July 2009
Future Frontiers ~ Emerging MIT Action Themes
The final Part VI of my 2006 piece on The Innovation Institute was my personal perspective on cross-cutting and promising trends and directions for MIT. Titled Future Frontiers: Emerging MIT Research Themes, I asserted that five areas especially stand out...