Preface David H. Guston Introduction; Erik Fisher, Cynthia Selin, and Jameson M. Wetmore. Contributors 1 Nanotechnology: The Future Is Coming Sooner than You Think; Joseph Kennedy. 2 The Workers' Push to Democratize Nanotechnology; Guillermo Foladori and Noela Invernizzi. 3 Thinking Longer Term about Technology; Christine Peterson. 4 Constructive Technology Assessment and Socio-technical Scenarios; Arie Rip and Haico te Kulve. 5 Information and Imagination: How Lux Research Forecasts; Mark Bünger. 6 Designing for the Future: Nanoscale Research Facilities; Ahmad Soueid. 7 What Drives Public Acceptance of Nanotechnology? Steven C. Currall, Eden B. King, Neal Lane, Juan Madera and Stacy Turner. 8 Nanologue; Volker Türk. 9 Anticipating the Futures of Nanotechnology: Visionary Images as Means of Communication; Andreas Lösch. 10 Winners of Nano-Hazard Symbol Contest Announced at World Social Forum, Nairobi, Kenya; ETC Group. 11 Your Children, Their Children...; Agilent Technologies. 12 Developing Plausible Nano-Enabled Products; Ira Bennett. 13 Nanotechnology for Chemical and Biological Defense 2030 Workshop and Study; Margaret E. Kosal. 14 Nanotechnologies for Tomorrow's Society: A Case for Reflective Action Research in Flanders, Belgium; Lieve Goorden, Michiel van Oudheusden, Johan Evers, and Marian Deblonde. 15 Communications in the Age of Nanotechnology; Griffith A. Kundahl. 16 How Can Business Respond to the Technical, Social and Commercial Uncertainties of Nanotechnology? Hilary Sutcliffe. 17 Manufactured Nanoparticle Health and Safety Disclosure [Draft Report]; City of Berkeley CommunityEnvironmental Advisory Commission. 18 A Framework for Responsible Nanotechnology; Scott Walsh and Terry Medley. 19 Contemplating the Implications of a Nanotechnology 'Revolution'; Georgia Miller. 20 Nanotechnology: Challenges and the Way Forward; Meyya Meyyappan. 21 Technology Assessment of Nanotechnology: Problems and Methods in Assessing Emerging Technologies; Ulrich Fiedeler. 22 Compressed Foresight and Narrative Bias: Pitfalls in Assessing High Technology Futures; Robin Williams. 23 Science Fiction, Nano-Ethics, and the Moral Imagination; Rosalyn W. Berne. Index.
Offers a lively and multifaceted view of social, ethical, and policy issues raised by nanotechnology
Includes multi-sectoral participation from academic, public, and private sectors
Captures contemporary discussions of the future of nanotechnology current in academic scholarship, government documents, corporate reports, and NGO press releases