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Nano-Technology, Ethics, and Risks

Robison, Wade L. (2011) Nano-Technology, Ethics, and Risks. NanoEthics, 5 (1). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1871-4757

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Abstract

Nanotechnology is developing far faster than our understanding of its effects. This lapping of our understanding by speedy development is typical of new technologies, and in the United States we let development occur, introducing new artifacts into the world, without any serious attempt to understand beforehand their effects, long-term or short-term. We have been willing to pay the price of pushing the technological envelope, but pushing the nanotechnological envelope has some special risks, requiring more caution.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Social and Political Science > Societal and ethical aspects of nanotechnology
NanoSafety > Environment, health and safety aspects of nanotechnology
ID Code:10684
Deposited By:M T V
Deposited On:09 May 2011 10:32
Last Modified:25 Aug 2011 15:22

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