Chapter 3. Ethics, Policy, and the Nanotechnology Initiative: The Transatlantic Debate on “Converging Technologies”

  1. Nigel M. de S. Cameron Ph.D. Director President Research Professor Associate Dean1 and
  2. M. Ellen Mitchell Ph.D. Director Senior Fellow Fellow2
  1. Nigel M. de S. Cameron Ph.D. Director President Research Professor Associate Dean

Published Online: 22 JAN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470165874.ch3

Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century

Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century

How to Cite

Cameron, N. M. d. S. (2007) Ethics, Policy, and the Nanotechnology Initiative: The Transatlantic Debate on “Converging Technologies”, in Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century (eds N. M. d. S. Cameron and M. E. Mitchell), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470165874.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Center on Nanotechnology and Society, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  2. 2

    Institute of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Author Information

  1. Center on Nanotechnology and Society, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JAN 2007
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470084199

Online ISBN: 9780470165874

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Keywords:

  • converging technologies and social order;
  • ethics, policy, and nanotechnology initiative;
  • “CTEKS - Converging Technologies for European Knowledge Society”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Roots of Controversy

  • Defining Converging Technologies

  • Converging Technologies and the Social Order

  • International Standards

  • Conclusions