Senior Associate Michael Butler forwards "Can Nanotech Help End The Great Human Divide?," which describes a paper by medical ethics experts at the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics that was published by the IOP journal Nanotechnology "The authors call for a new international network to assess emerging technologies for development, identify the potential risks and benefits of NT incorporating developed and developing world perspectives, and explore the effects of a potential 'nano-divide'." The paper "Will Prince Charles et al diminish the opportunities of developing countries in nanotechnology?" concludes:
Although nanotechnology is just in its infancy, now is the ideal time to explore its use for development. Opposition from Prince Charles, ETC Group and others in North America and Europe should not be permitted to diminish the health, environmental and economic opportunities of the poor in Africa, Latin America and Asia.