LA Times features nanotechnology debate

LA Times features nanotechnology debate

All this week, NanoBusiness Vice President Aatish Salvi debates nanotechnology with the Center for Technology Assessment’s George Kimbrell over at the LA Times online. An excerpt from the former:

Realizing the benefits of nanotechnology will take time. That should come as no surprise. Nanotech is trying to solve some of the hardest and most meaningful challenges in our world today. We have been spoiled by the Internet boom, which taught us to expect massive, explosive technological growth and multibillion-dollar companies emerging practically overnight from a garage with a computer and a 20-year-old. Nanotech isn’t about a better way to sell books and CDs, it is about solving the problems fundamental to the survival of the human race. Success in defeating those challenges and creating a new industrial economy is going to require the dedication, innovation and creative energy that we showed as a nation during the Apollo project. Responsible development is critical, but ignoring the need for this technology in the face of nebulous and poorly defined fears would be truly hazardous.

Check out the debate to see the response. Each day, one of them makes a statement, and the other responds. —Christine

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  1. gelana chibsa February 27, 2008 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    I want to learn more about nanophysics,keepon doing well

  2. kurt9 March 1, 2008 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    I just looked at the website of the organization that George Kimbrell represents. I don’t know where they are coming from on nanotech, but I do see that they want to stop people from getting genetic tests without having to pay an MD to serve as a gate-keeper. This makes me think that George Kimbrell’s organization is in the pay of the AMA, FDA, or some other player in the medical industry.

    The corruption of people like George Kimbrell does not surprise me.

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