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April 10th, 2007

UK military think tank provides a grim vision of the future

"Innovation, research and development will originate from more international and diffuse sources and will proliferate widely, making regulation and control of novel technologies more challenging. The exploitation of these may have catastrophic results, especially those associated with nanotechnology, biotechnology and weapon systems. These may be unintended, for example ‘runaway' nanotechnology or biotechnology, or intended, such as the development and use of directed energy or electromagnetic-pulse weapons."
"Nanotechnology is likely to be an important enabler for other developments, for example in electronics, sensors and commodity manufacture."


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