nanotechnology

Investigations

Promising the World, or Costing the Earth?

The Ecologist
| 1st May 2003
Nanotechnology has the power to affect every aspect of life on the planet. Here, the Ecologist presents the many claims of its promoters and outlines some of the major developments taking place now or in the near future. In response, some of it’s leading critics analyse the risks that nanotechnology poses in their various fields of expertise.

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More Than Enough

Bill McKibben
| 1st May 2003
By rendering our skills, intelligence and labour redundant, nanotechnology is incompatible with meaningful human existence. By Bill McKibben.

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Who's In Control?

Jeremy Smith
Tom Wakeford
| 1st May 2003
The public must play a significant role in any decisions made about the development of the new technology. By Tom Wakeford

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Future Perfect?

Jim Thomas
| 1st May 2003
No more disability. Brain implants to boost intelligence. Ageing counteracted. The next stage of evolution or a nightmare we can never wake up from? Jim Thomas on ‘converging technology’.

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Terrorism and globalisation

Fritjof Capra
| 1st May 2003
For all its obsession with international terrorism, Washington fails to see how the phenomenon is driven by its own model of globalisation – a model that is itself uniquely vulnerable to terrorist attacks. Fritjof Capra on security and sustainability

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