Issues in Nanotechnology Ethics

Environmental Worries

Human Health

Justice / Access to Technology (resources under construction)

Criminal / Terrorist Uses

Privacy / Surveillance

The Human / Machine Boundary

Intellectual Property

Democracy, Government Involvement, & Public Participation

Your nanotech quote for the day: "The biggest challenges in implementing the nanotechnological future envisioned by Drexler will be moral and political challenges, not technological ones. This is not to underplay the significance of what scientists and technologists do. Rather, it is an expression of faith in their ability to achieve success, along with a worry that the social science side of things will do less well." (C. MacDonald, in the forthcoming essay, "A Framework for Nanotech Ethics") is administered by: Chris MacDonald, ( [Work in progress]