Societal implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology: Maximizing human benefit
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- Roco, M.C. & Bainbridge, W. J Nanopart Res (2005) 7: 1. doi:10.1007/s11051-004-2336-5
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The balance between the potential benefits and risks of nanotechnology is discussed based on judgments expressed by leading industry, academe and government experts at a U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) sponsored meeting. The results are summarized in various themes related to: economic impacts and commercialization; social scenarios; technological convergence; quality of life; ethics and law; governance, public perceptions, and education.