SUMMARY IN ENGLISH


The main object of this research project is to carry out a foresight exercise on the fast approaching wave of socio-technical transformation, built by a wide spectrum of converging powers, including biotechnology, new agriculture, novel foods, health, quality of life, environment, sustainability, education, knowledge management, design of smart applications, and more. A characteristic of this succession of technological waves is that the new wave – that we can call “bio-tsunami” - “absorbs” selective element from the previous ones, thus multiplying its power and enhancing its applications range. Shall we be able to harness its powers or get crushed by it?