"Problematic" responses to nanotech

Brad Allenby, former AT&T vice president for environment, health, and safety, comments on "problematic" responses to technology: "Thus, for example, some deep greens have already demanded a halt to nanotechnology. More broadly, a resurgence of religious fundamentalism around the world is at least partly attributable to fleeing into a structure of ideological certainty in an attempt to avoid an increasingly complex and contingent world…Even more problematic is the effort to completely stifle (as opposed to regulate or manage) new technologies — it has not worked with genetically modified organisms, and it has already failed with nanotechnology…"

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