Ethical Dilemmas – Nanotech or a Smoke?

The hyperactive boffins at the Project for Emerging nanotechnologies have a new report out written by Ronald Sandler looking at the Social and Ethical issues, which always caused me a problem. Half of me instinctively goes “oh no, not another report looking at the ethical issues of stuff that hasn’t been invented or has little to do with nanotechnology (i.e. …

Buying Technology For Beans

An article in today’s Wall Street Journal illustrates the effect the credit crunch recession is having on Venture Capital portfolios. John Steuart, a Claremont Creek managing director is quoted as gleefully saying “The portfolio is competing against itself and it’s survival of the fittest. It’s brutal” Here’s the problem for all of those game changing nanotech companies still struggling to …

Does RBS Work For Me?

I’m surrounded here by offices of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and what used to be ABNAMRO until RBS paid “between £15 and £20Bn too much” for it, which probably also explains why a growing number of local pubs and sandwich bars catering to the financial workers have been closing in the last few month, and why the crowd …