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The Age of Living Machines

How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution

by Susan Hockfield

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An investigation into how biology and engineering are converging to create the next technological revolution, solving global problems with sustainable innovations.

In the face of looming global challenges, such as overpopulation, resource depletion and disease, Dr. Susan Hockfield shows that sustainable solutions—those that can be maintained with little toll on the environment—could make impossible things possible. Hockfield is a neurologist and biologist, and the first woman and first life scientist to serve as president of MIT. A champion of interdisciplinary research and development, she sees a compelling new future in science: bioengineering. Hockfield uses her exclusive vantage point to share examples of these budding technologies and how they work, and goes on to explain how to make the most of this exciting moment.

Prior to delving into the not-so-distant future of what bioengineering has to offer, the author explores how science arrived on the cusp of a new technological revolution. The last major revolution was generated by ...

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