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Ideas in the works include solar cells in roofing tiles and siding. Computers also will become more pervasive as nanotech breakthroughs make circuits small and cheap enough to build into fabrics and other materials. Look for better drug delivery systems, including implantable devices that release drugs and measure drug levels while inside the body. I. Asimov. 1991. Atom: Journey across the Subatomic Cosmos. New York: Truman Talley Books. Foresight Institute. org. E. Regis. 1995. Nano: The Emerging Science of Nanotechnology.
Eric Drexler. He is founder and chairman of the Foresight Institute, a think tank and public interest institute on nanotechnology founded in 1986. E. ) DDT was an effective insecticide. During the 1940s and 1950s, DDT was widely used to kill mosquitoes and thereby prevent the spread of malaria, typhus, and other insect-borne human diseases. It seemed a perfect synthetic pesticide: toxic to a broad range of insects, seemingly safe for mammals, and inexpensive. ” In 1962, a book by Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, described the ill effects of pesticides on the environment, including birds, whose reproduction was harmed by thinning eggshells.
It is not about picking a side, but rather about working to understand all facets of the debate. By exploring and acknowledging the potential risks of nanotechnology, a track record of honesty and openness can be established. How will the military use nanotechnology? 2. How might pervasive, undetectable surveillance affect our privacy? Might nanotechnology be used in acts of mass terror? How do we safeguard workers from potentially dangerous fabrication processes? How will our attempts to better our bodies with nanotechnology affect later generations and society as a whole?