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Nanoethics: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Alain PompidouEmail author
  • Alain Pompidou
  • Alain Pompidou
  • Alain Pompidou
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Abstract

Nanoscience and its technological consequences constitute a relatively recent field of knowledge. Their rapid development around the world is characterised by an absence of specific norms and standards. Industrial applications, already promising, are not without risk, and this risk deserves to be fully and rigorously assessed. On the other hand, this vigilance and anticipation of risk does not need to deprive society as a whole of new opportunities, whether they be for developed countries and the emerging economies, or for less developed nations.

Keywords

Genetically Modify Organism Ethical Approach Genetically Modify Organism Technological Consequence Debatable Objectivity 
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    A.M.J. Henk (Ed.): Nanotechnologies, ethics and politics, UNESCO Publishing, publishing.unesco.org/details.aspx?Code_Livre=4
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    Nanotechnologies and ethics: Policies and actions, COMEST Policy Recommendations, 2007, unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0015/001521/15214
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    The ethics and politics of nanotechnology, UNESCO, 2006, unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0014/001459/14595

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alain Pompidou
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  • Alain Pompidou
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  1. 1.Academy of TechnologiesParisFrance

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