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Titel: Nanotechnology: New Promises, New Dangers
Autor/en: Toby Shelley

ISBN: 1842776878
EAN: 9781842776872
Sprache: Englisch.
ZED BOOKS LTD

April 2006 - kartoniert - 170 Seiten

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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.

Inhaltsverzeichnis


1. Introduction
2. The Emerging World of Nanotechnology Tramways and Buckyballs Nanotechnology - a new age dawning? Defining nanotechnology On your high street now Limitless possibilities
3. Nanotechnology Goes to War
4. Timescales: From just around the Corner to over the Rainbow On the cusp of commercialisation Take off time 2010 Beyond the horizon
5. Investment: Owning the Keys to the Kingdom Government spending spree Corporate strategies Start-up companies and venture capital
6. Unknown Dangers, Unquantified Risks Health and safety - a new asbestos? Absence of regulatory control Nanotechnology and food - echoes of GM Ignorance in the workplace Nanoparticles in our earth, air and water Remediation - out of the frying pan, into the fire?
7. From Cold War to Star Wars to Nanowars? The enemy within
8. The Great Divide: Nanotechnology and the Poor Agriculture Information technology Trade, industry and global employment Corporate concentration Patent power
9. Convergence of Technologies: Raising the stakes
10. Taming the Genie Finding out More Index

Portrait

Toby Shelley is a researcher and a journalist for the Financial Times. He has worked for Dow Jones Newswires and he contributes regularly to Middle East International. His most recent books are Endgame in the Western Sahara (Zed Books, 2004) and Oil: Politics, Poverty and the Planet (Zed Books, Global Issues series, 2005)

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1. Introduction 2. The Emerging World of Nanotechnology Tramways and Buckyballs Nanotechnology - a new age dawning? Defining nanotechnology On your high street now Limitless possibilities 3. Nanotechnology Goes to War 4. Timescales: From just around the Corner to over the Rainbow On the cusp of commercialisation Take off time 2010 Beyond the horizon 5. Investment: Owning the Keys to the Kingdom Government spending spree Corporate strategies Start-up companies and venture capital 6. Unknown Dangers, Unquantified Risks Health and safety - a new asbestos? Absence of regulatory control Nanotechnology and food - echoes of GM Ignorance in the workplace Nanoparticles in our earth, air and water Remediation - out of the frying pan, into the fire? 7. From Cold War to Star Wars to Nanowars? The enemy within 8. The Great Divide: Nanotechnology and the Poor Agriculture Information technology Trade, industry and global employment Corporate concentration Patent power 9. Convergence of Technologies: Raising the stakes 10. Taming the Genie Finding out More Index

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