Chapter 8. Reasoning about the Future of Nanotechnology

  1. Nigel M. de S. Cameron Ph.D. Director President Research Professor Associate Dean2 and
  2. M. Ellen Mitchell Ph.D. Director Senior Fellow Fellow3
  1. Ruthanna Gordon Ph.D. Assistant Professor Member

Published Online: 22 JAN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470165874.ch8

Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century

Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century

How to Cite

Gordon, R. (2007) Reasoning about the Future of Nanotechnology, 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.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

Author Information

  1. Institute of Psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology, 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:

  • nanotechnology future;
  • counterfactual reasoning and considering possibilities;
  • prediction and planning biases

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Counterfactual Reasoning

  • Time Orientation

  • Biases in Prediction and Planning

  • Conclusions

  • Bibliography