Analyzing foresight studies in converging technologies of EU, USA and Turkey

Çalışır, İbrahim
The aim of this study is to examine the situation of converging technologies - nano technology, biotechnology, information technologies, and cognitive science - in Turkish foresight study and to analyze situation of Turkey. The research on convergence in Turkish foresight is carried out in the first foresight study of Turkey, Vision2023 consisting of Delphi Report, Panel Reports and Strategy Reports. All of these reports are investigated thoroughly to find out the statements about the converging technologies to have an insight what Turkey is planning to do in the following years. Additionally, to compare the perspective of Turkey in terms of converging technologies, the findings of this study are compared with the findings of the USA NBIC Report. Moreover, as a base of comparison of findings, the foresight study (ManVis Study) whose participants was 22 European countries one of which is Turkey about manufacture vision is taken into consideration. The findings of the study indicate that in different reports, there are some visions that are not mentioned in Vision2023 Study. A detailed investigation of these, shows that most of these visions are related to cognitive science. Only a few are nano technology oriented visions. However, according to the findings of the study, in biotechnology related statements, the position of Turkey and expertise of Turkish scientists are considered as "very good" by Turkish experts. As far as information technology in Turkey is considered, Turkey is in an average position among other countries according to the findings of the study.


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Citation Formats
İ. Çalışır, “Analyzing foresight studies in converging technologies of EU, USA and Turkey,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2006.