Nanotechnology: New Promises, New Dangers

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This book explains the fast moving world of the new nanotechnology and who controls it, ranging from medical, energy, computing, and even military interests. It explores the potential consequences–the upsides as well as the downsides – for individuals, the environment, and relations between the powers. Nanotechnology could bridge or widen the gap between developing and industrialised countries – that is a political decision that civil society must address.

 

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This book explains the fast moving world of the new nanotechnology and who controls it, ranging from medical, energy, computing, and even military interests. It explores the potential consequences–the upsides as well as the downsides – for individuals, the environment, and relations between the powers. Nanotechnology could bridge or widen the gap between developing and industrialised countries – that is a political decision that civil society must address.

 

Publisher: Zed Books

Paperback

2006

ISBN: 9781842776872