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October 5th, 2004

Bad reasons to oppose nanotechnology: part 1

Abstract:
An article in this monthís The Ecologist Magazine, by the ETC groupís Jim Thomas, makes an argument against nanotechnology that combines ignorance and gullibility with the risk of causing real harm to some of the worlds poorest people. What, he says, will happen to the poor cotton farmers and copper miners of the third world when nanotechnology-based fabric treatments, like those sold by the Nanotex Corp, make cotton obsolete, and carbon nanotubes replace copper as electrical conductors? This argument is so wrong on so many levels itís difficult to know where to start.

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