Nanotechnology explored in new Nanoethics book

The new book Nanoethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Nanotechnology is now out. From the press release:

Examining the impact of nanotechnology on society, “Nanoethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Nanotechnology”…offers incisive essays on the potential risks and rewards of applications of nanotechnology written by both proponents and critics of this burgeoning technology. Following an introduction to nanotechnology and nanoethics, the book delves into the near-, mid-, and far-term issues related to current and future applications of nantechnology.

There’s a list of the better-known contributors, and I was going to joke that I didn’t make it, but was surprised to see otherwise, so that joke doesn’t work:

The anthology boasts an industry “A-List” of contributors from across the globe, including Mihail Roco (National Science Foundation), Ray Kurzweil (Kurzweil Technologies), Christine Peterson (Foresight Nanotech Institute), Richard A.L. Jones (University of Sheffield), Nick Bostrom (University of Oxford), Jean-Pierre Dupuy (Stanford University), David Guston (Arizona State University), James Hughes (Trinity College), Jeroen van den Hoven (Delft University of Technology), Joachim Schummer (Techical University of Darmstadt).

I hasten to point out that my co-author Jacob Heller did all the heavy-lifting on the piece my name is on. I look forward to seeing what the other folks have to say. Thanks to co-editor Patrick Lin, a Foresight Senior Associate, for inviting us to contribute to the book. —Christine

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