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Molecular Manufacturing: Top Ten Impacts

Chris Phoenix*

Center for Responsible Nanotechnology
Miami, FL 33196 USA

This is an abstract for a presentation given at the
1st Conference on Advanced Nanotechnology:
Research, Applications, and Policy

Slide presentation as 780 KB PDF
Audio as 4.9 MB MP3


Molecular manufacturing implies massive technological power. Ten key areas are likely to be affected by the new capabilities. Because these areas are diverse yet interconnected, recognizing the impact of molecular manufacturing on each of them will be necessary for well-informed scenario planning or policymaking on any of them. The alternative is to accept drastic change that we can neither predict nor control. This talk will survey the impact of molecular manufacturing on the following areas: Geopolitics and peace; Business and trade; Medical ethics and research; Human rights, civil liberties, and humanitarian issues; Environmental issues, including sustainability; Infrastructures, including energy, informatics, tools, transportation, and space; Policing and criminology; Micro-economics; Policy and governance; and New technology-enabled issues such as off-planet living and artificial intelligence.

*Corresponding Address:
Chris Phoenix
Center for Responsible Nanotechnology
14930 SW 104 St Apt 27, Miami, FL 33196 USA
Phone: 305-387-5583 Fax: 305-387-5583

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