National citizens’ technology forum

Nanotechnologies and human enhancement

Patrick Hamlett, Michael D. Cobb, David Guston

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Abstract

Many observers believe that the “converging technologies” of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technologies, and cognitive science (NBIC) could lead to radical and pervasive enhancements of human abilities. Both supporters and critics of NBIC technologies acknowledge that their continued development and deployment portend dramatic social and cultural challenges. Stakeholders see a need for informed citizen input early in the process of developing such technologies. Indeed, the legislation that authorizes the US National Nanotechnology Initiative (P.L. 108-93) speaks to the importance of public input in decision-making about such research and development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages265-283
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9789400717879
ISBN (Print)9789400717862
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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Nanotechnology
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Information technology
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Hamlett, P., Cobb, M. D., & Guston, D. (2013). National citizens’ technology forum: Nanotechnologies and human enhancement. In Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future (pp. 265-283). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1787-9_16

National citizens’ technology forum : Nanotechnologies and human enhancement. / Hamlett, Patrick; Cobb, Michael D.; Guston, David.

Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future. Springer Netherlands, 2013. p. 265-283.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Hamlett, P, Cobb, MD & Guston, D 2013, National citizens’ technology forum: Nanotechnologies and human enhancement. in Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future. Springer Netherlands, pp. 265-283. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1787-9_16
Hamlett P, Cobb MD, Guston D. National citizens’ technology forum: Nanotechnologies and human enhancement. In Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future. Springer Netherlands. 2013. p. 265-283 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1787-9_16
Hamlett, Patrick ; Cobb, Michael D. ; Guston, David. / National citizens’ technology forum : Nanotechnologies and human enhancement. Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future. Springer Netherlands, 2013. pp. 265-283
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