There has been a fundamental change in how business is done in the 21st century. The driving force for the change is convergence in a number of areas. Science continues its progress, although each advance seems to bring with it concerns about control. Information systems have converged allowing global exchange of data, information, and knowledge. These convergences allow cooperative efforts for business and industry systems throughout the world. The march of technological progress continues, as it has for centuries. Norman Borlaug was recognized for developing wheat that was resistant to stem rust. This advance promised better yield of crops in areas of scarcity, which was labeled the "green revolution". Technologically, great challenges exist in food, medicine and energy. Some of the most exciting opportunities involve convergence in biotechnology. However, as has been true throughout history, every gain in human understanding is like opening a door to many more mysteries.