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September 4th, 2007

President must lead way in discussing costs, risks

Some experts have predicted that computer speeds will increase a billion times in coming decades, creating almost unimaginable possibilities in fields ranging from medical care and robotics to manufacturing and education. Nanotechnology - the science of creating microscopic machines comprised of a few molecules - could create a new industrial revolution. Nano-implants in human brains may allow us to network directly with computers. Breakthroughs in medical research will help cure many diseases and could dramatically extend our lives.

But these promising developments would not be cost- or risk-free. We need to be talking about such issues now, so we can shape coming breakthroughs to our best advantage.


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