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Nanotechnology: Risk, Ethics and Law (Science in Society)

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Nanotechnology - technology at the molecular level - is held out by many as the Holy Grail for creating a trillion dollar economy and solving problems from curing cancer to reprocessing waste into products and building superfast computers. Yet, as with GMOs, many view nanotech as a high risk genie in a bottle that once uncorked has the potential to cause unpredictable, perhaps irreversible, environmental and public health disasters. With the race to bring products to market, there is pressing need to take stock of the situation and to have a full public debate about this new technological frontier. Including contributions by renowned figures such as Roland Clift, K. Eric Drexler and Arpad Pusztai, this is the first global overview of the state of nanotech and society in Europe, the USA, Japan and Canada, examining the ethics, the environmental and public health risks, and the governance and regulation of this most promising, and potentially most dangerous, of all technologies.

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Nanotechnologytechnology at the molecular levelhas the potential to create a trillion dollar economy and provide solutions from curing cancer to reprocessing waste into products. There is pressing need to take stock of the situation and to have a full public debate. This overview of the state of nanotech and society examines the ethics, the risks, and the governance and regulation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781844075836
Author:
Hunt, Geoffrey
Publisher:
Earthscan Publications
Editor:
Mehta, Michael
Subject:
Business Ethics
Subject:
Insurance - Risk Assessment & Management
Subject:
Environmental economics
Subject:
Nanotechnology
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Copyright:
Series:
Science in Society
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9.23x6.16x.92 in. 1.11 lbs.

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Reference » Science Reference » Technology
Science and Mathematics » Materials Science » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Nanotech

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