NBIC is an acronym for Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information Technology, and Cognitive Science.
"Behind the NBIC convergence, a philosophy in favor of a radical transformation of humanity – transhumanism – is dreaming to change Man. The technological potentialities are unlimited: they result from the debate between the bioprogressives (transhumanists) and biopreservationists that will determine what we shall become. Nanotechnologies, biology, computer sciences and cognitive sciences (artificial intelligence and brain sciences) are progressing and converging, and discoveries in one field will serve for research in another. This synergy will multiply the power of research and enable spectacular advances. Medical warfare using all these NBIC weapons to maintain the factories that constitute our cells is already on the way."