Why the Adoption of Nanotechnology in Medicine and Biomedicine isn’t as Fast as it Could Be? – Part 3: Nano-Hype

One of key barriers to adoption of nanotechnology in general and adoption of nanotechnology in medicine and biomedicine, in particular has been the hype that surrounds it. Mass media makes a massive hype about nanotechnology directed to world audiences. Nano-hype is basically about massive communication and cognitive barriers in the perception of nanotechnology that it generates. Let’s analyze the causes …

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Why the Adoption of Nanotechnology in Medicine and Biomedicine isn’t as Fast as it Could Be? – Part 2: Nanoethics

Since nanotechnology started to receive more publicity, many organizations have focused in the ethical and societal implications, and other concerns about nanotechnology and its applications, both now and in the future. The ethical and societal implications and concerns of nanotechnology and its applications very diverse and include: Defence; Access to nanotechnology; Environment protection; Invasion of privacy; Medicine, biomedicine and Human …

What’s In A Word?

One of the oddest arguments of the molecular manufacturing community (the bunch that believe that nanofactories will lead to eternal life. personal freedom, and do away with the need for money, government, clothes and apparently, good manners or common sense) is their possessiveness of the term nanotechnology.This extract from a recent tirade is typical: By appropriating the term nanotechnology for …

The Big Question?

The Independent, the organ of middle class, slightly left leaning, middle of the road, organic veg munching people with a perpetually concerned expression on their faces (at least the ones I know) distills all the recent fuss into one big question, which it then fails to answer. Should the Government call a moratorium on nanotechnology? Yes… * The risks are …