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January 1st, 2008

2007's Best: Emerging Technology

Abstract:
Regulating Nanotechnology and Designing the NGOs of the Future

In a world overrun with so many immediate problems -- climate change, war, disease, hunger, poverty, etc. -- it can be difficult to see why we ought to wrestle with a technology that can seem distantly futuristic and abstract. Events this week have reminded us, though, that we are at most decades from the emergence of powerful molecular manufacturing capabilities. And one doesn't have to believe that the Diamond Age is right around the corner to recognize that bottled genies deserve caution, and we can no longer let nanotechnology go unregulated.

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