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April 6th, 2004

Nanotechnology and Damage

By Glenn Harlan Reynolds. As regular readers of this column know, I've been rather critical of the nanotechnology industry's recent public relations strategies. In short -- scared that advanced nanotechnology might spook the public with fears of Michael Crichtonesque scenarios of death and destruction -- the industry has been pooh-poohing not those scary scenarios, but the very possibility of advanced nanotechnology itself. I suppose they figure that if they can convince people that advanced nanotechnology is impossible, they can convince people that there's nothing to worry about.


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