Über den Autor
Roco is the senior nanotechnology advisor of the National Science Foundation and National Nanotechnology Initiative, which is the federal R&D program established to coordinate the multiagency efforts in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology.
Economic Impacts and Commercialization of Nanotechnology.- Social Scenarios.- Converging Technologies.- Ethics and Law.- Governance.- Public Perceptions.- Education.
Advances in nanoscience and nanotechnology promise great technical breakthroughs in the coming decades. In this book, leading scientists, engineers, and social scientists review the possible uses of these impending technical developments in various industrial, medical, and national security applications. They also examine the corresponding ethical, legal, social, economic, and educational issues that these developments raise.
This book raises important questions of how history and the human condition are affected by technological progress.
This book discusses how individuals and institutions can seek to guide that progress in ways most beneficial to mankind in the long run.