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June 15th, 2005

Nanotechnology - with nature or against it?

Richard Jones: Iíve been covering two big debates about nanotechnology here. One the on hand, thereís the question of the relative merits of Drexlerís essentially mechanical vision of nanotechnology and the more biologically inspired soft and biomimetic approaches. On the other, we see the efforts of campaigning groups like ETC to paint nanotechnology as the next step after genetic modification in humanityís efforts to degrade and control the natural world.

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