posted on Mar, 28 2005 @ 12:25 PM
Agreed, the risks must be known. That is where a large part of the nanotech research money is going.
Sadly, from a lot of reports, and media spin, it seems much nano research is looking for reasons *not* to continue learning and experimenting. So many
just looking for something wrong to trumpet, another reason to stifle the research.
Much of that, I think, coming from organizations that either want to be the leaders in nanotech (overseas concerns), or wish money towards their pet
cure-all, stem cell research.
One thing we gotta do is clear up the ignorance of the American public. Clear up the demonizing of nuclear energy, get rid of the fear of self-aware
devouring clouds out of sci-fi novels, and continue to take proper, planned steps.
Because there are plenty of nations without a whit of social or environmental conscience, that will have no problem creating the long term problems of
a new "industrial revolution" for short term "progress". If we can find ways to get the gains without the soot, then we've done the world and the
future a favor.