Nanoethics: The Ethical, Social Implications and Legal Aspects of Nanotechnology

Ethical and Legal Aspects of Nanotechnology

Ethical and Legal Aspects of Nanotechnology

This week on One Cell One Light™ Radio, Dr. Staninger welcomes in the first hour Dr. Daniel Moore, co-author of Nanoethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Nanotechnology and member of the Hybrid Reality Institute, a think-tank that explores human-technology co-evolution and its implications for society, business and politics. 

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Hour 1 AudioNanoethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Nanotechnology – Guest:   Dr. Daniel F. Moore 

In the second hour, Dr. Staninger will be joined by Dr. Patrick Boucher, author of Nanotechnology: Legal Aspects
and intellectual property attorney focusing on patent law at Marsh, Fischmann and Breyfogle Law FirmThese two experts in the field of nanotechnology will offer their own views on the present and future of nanotechnology and the implications of its use in our society.

Hour 2 Audio —
Nanotechnology: Legal Aspects
Guest: 
Dr. Patrick M. Boucher
 – Author – Patent Attorney – Nanotechnology

~~~~~~~In this modern age, we are experiencing the greatest technological growth in human history. Since the invention of the micro-chip, computers have become a inescapable and necessary part of our daily lives. From entertainment to health care to communication, we are constantly amazed at the technological advancements of modern times.

Dr. Daniel F. Moore

Dr. Daniel F. Moore

One of the most controversial of these advancements is that of nanotechnology; the development of materials, devices, or other structures possessing at least one dimension sized from 1 to 100 nanometres, a unit measure that is most commonly used on an atomic level, rendering anything of that scale impossible to see without a microscope. While there are few practical applications of nanotechnology currently in use (scratch-resistant and stain-resistant clothing and material coatings are perhaps the most common), the theoretical applications are nearly endless, as this technology is still being studied and developed. Nanotechnology could be developed to improve medical drugs, allowing of them to be delivered to specific cells and reduce side effects; to improve energy efficiency, such as developing a spray-on coating that can act as a solar conductor; to creating lighter and stronger materials for uses as varied as aircraft construction to athletic shoes. As with any technology in its infancy, there is a debate about the ethical implications of its uses. Author Michael Crichton famously wrote about a swarm of molecule-sized nanorobots that develop intelligence and become a large-scale threat in his novel, Prey. While this is perhaps the most popular – and fantastical – example of the potential consequences of developing such technologies, it does serve to open up the discussion about ethics and potential misuses of nanotechnology. =======================</strong

In the second hour, Dr. Staninger will be joined by Dr. Patrick Boucher, author of Nanotechnology: Legal Aspects and intellectual property attorney focusing on patent law at Marsh, Fischmann and Breyfogle Law Firm. These two experts in the field of nanotechnology will offer their own views on the present and future of nanotechnology and the implications of its use in our society.

Patrick M. Boucher


HOUR 2 AUDIO
 — Nanotechnology: Legal Aspects Guest: 
Dr. Patrick M. Boucher
 – Author – Patent Attorney – Nanotechnology

                  

 

Join Dr. Staninger and her guests this week for this enlightening discussion on One Cell One Light Radio!

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Nanoethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Nanotechnology: Fritz Allhoff, Patrick Lin, etc.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0470084170/ref=rdr_ext_tmb Daniel F. Moore: http://www.danielfmoore.com/

Patrick M. Boucher:
http://pmboucher.com

The Hybrid Reality Institute: A Research and Advisory Think Tank at the Intersection of Technology Trends and Geopolitics
http://hybridreality.me/

Daniel F. Moore – Publications and Presentations http://www.danielfmoore.com/publications.php

What Is Nanotechology and Why Does It Matter?: From Science to Ethics P. Lin, Moore, Daniel F., (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell), in press, March, 2010 http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405175443,descCd-authorInfo.html

Nanotechnology: Legal Aspects (Perspectives in Nanotechnology) Patrick M. Boucher, Author http://www.amazon.com/Nanotechnology-Legal-Aspects-Perspectives/dp/1420053477

Nanotechnology for the Intelligence Community http://1cellonelight.com/pdf/Nanotech.pdf

Summary of the Sensing and Positioning Technology Workshop of the Committee on Nanotechnology for the Intelligence Community http://1cellonelight.com/pdf/Sensing.pdf

Researchers Create Self-Assembling Nanodevices That Move And Change Shape On Demand
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-06/hms-rcs062110.php

EFSA Scientific Committee: Guidance on the risk assessment of the application of nanoscience and nanotechnologies in the food and feed chain http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/doc/2140.pdf

Nanoparticles Damage Brain Cells — Environmental Health News http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/nanoparticles-damage-brain-cells/

Posted on September 25, 2011, in Nanotechnology, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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