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The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is seeking public input on how the U.S. government can best use information technology, biotechnology, and nanotechnology—what it calls the "golden triangle" of modern technologies. The President's Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee is coordinating the information-gathering effort.

PCAST is soliciting ideas from a diverse community, including researchers, the private sector, universities, national laboratories, foundations, and nonprofits. "Each of these research fields has the potential to enable a wealth of innovative advances in medicine, energy production, national security, agriculture, aerospace, manufacturing, and sustainable environments—advances that can in turn help create jobs, increase the nation's gross domestic product, and enhance quality of life," write PCAST's Eric Schmidt and Shirley Ann Jackson.

The council wants input on how the gold triangle technologies interact, areas where further research is needed, and barriers that may prevent their broad use and commercialization.

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