Student Pugwash USA (SPUSA) is "an educational, nonprofit organization that strives to add a dimension to scientific study that goes beyond formulas and figures. Activities encourage young people to probe the reasons for scientific advancement and the implications of technology on citizens' everyday lives."
Recently, SPUSA started a blog called MindFull. They asked me to be a guest contributor and write an article on "Nanotechnology — What is it, really, and how important will it be for our futures?"
Yesterday, my entry was published. It begins:
Over the last few years, I’ve been heavily involved in making the case that nanotechnology will be profoundly transformative, that disruptive change is coming sooner than most people realize, and that we need to be working right now on policies for responsible stewardship of this emerging technology.
But to actually have an impact on these issues, it’s necessary to define the terms of the debate. Four questions can be addressed:
- What is nanotechnology?
- How soon will the Nanotechnology Revolution arrive?
- How disruptive will it be?
- How should we respond?READ MORE...