Technology fans the ETC group are back on the attack with a new report “NanoRx” which worries over the possibilities over “two tier humans” and the failure of richer nations to provide solutions to developing world problems.
Unfortunately it is just another cheap shot, building a straw man of nanotechnology in order to vent the groups anger at perceived global injustice. Having secured a victory in Europe on GMO’s the group is still taking a rather counter productive and somewhat Maoist “if people have to die to achieve our political aims then so be it” attitude to nanotechnologies.
As usual, who will have access to medicine, nano or not, is not a question that scientists can answer, but one for politicians to deal with. Who knows, perhaps ETC can rope in Prince Andrew and Bono?