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Oct. 10 talk on possible societal and ethical issues arising from nanotechnology
The Nanoethics Group announced today that that it has been invited by Yale University's Technology and Ethics Working Group to deliver a public lecture on nanoethics next week at the university. As part of Yale's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics for the last seven years, the Technology and Ethics Working Group is one of the longest-continuing forums on the ethical challenges posed by new technologies.
Patrick Lin, Ph.D., director of The Nanoethics Group and visiting assistant professor at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo), will make a presentation entitled "The Rise of Nanoethics: Emerging Issues in Nanotechnology and Society" on October 10 from 4:15-7:00 pm at Yale's Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS), room B-012, located on 77 Prospect Street.
Dr. Lin will discuss: a brief history of nanotechnology and its hype; lessons from the past, including the stem cell and genetically-modified food debates; predicted benefits from nanotechnology; and current, emerging, as well as predicted issues arising from nanotechnology, such as related to research ethics, environment, health, privacy, security, economics, and more.
"We are pleased to see growing interest in nanotechnology's possible impact on society and ethics, from government agencies to the world's most respected universities such as Yale," said Dr. Lin. "It makes sense that we can, and should, apply some forethought to our technological creations to help maximize benefits and minimize any disruption, rather than deal with unwanted scenarios after the fact."
With membership open to all interested persons, Yale's Technology and Ethics Working Group examines how new technologies—including such areas a nanotechnology, pharmacological- and genetically-enhanced humans, virtual reality, artificial life, cryonics, prosthetics/bionics, and cloning—can raise crucial social and ethical questions. For a calendar of events and more information about the working group, please visit http://www.yale.edu/bioethics/ .
About The Nanoethics Group
The Nanoethics Group is a non-partisan research organization formed to study nanotechnology’s impact on society and related ethical issues. As professional ethicists, we help to identify and evaluate possible harms and conflicts as well as to bring balance and common sense to the debate. Our mission is to educate and advise both organizations and the broader public on these issues as a foundation to guide policy and responsible research.
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Patrick Lin, Ph.D.
The Nanoethics Group
patrick at nanoethics.org
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