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Issue 4 • Date Winter 2004

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  • Denialism: Drexler vs. Roco

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):22 - 26
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    The debate over nanotechnology and molecular manufacturing is becoming less academic and more personal. The authors had the opportunity to have some interpersonal discussions that shed a great deal of light on the direction and overall tone of the debate between the two emerging schools of nanotechnology. View full abstract»

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  • The politics of small things: nanotechnology, risk, and uncertainty

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):16 - 21
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    Nanotechnology is set to change the world. Nanotechnology is increasingly talked about with the same breathless excitement that surrounded biotechnology and information technology at the start of the 1990s. Nanotechnology has caught the attention of several nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that have spent the past decade campaigning against genetically modified (GM) crops and foods. A debate a... View full abstract»

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  • Nanotechnology: from Feynman to the grand challenge of molecular manufacturing

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):9 - 15
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    The term nanotechnology has come to have two primary meanings: 1) new science and technology that takes advantages of properties operating at the nanoscale, and 2) building with atomic precision through the use of molecular machine systems. The author distinguishes them by referring to the first as near-term nanotechnology and the second as molecular machine systems, or molecular nanotechnology (M... View full abstract»

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  • From airline reservations to sonic the hedgehog: a history of the software industry - Book Review

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):5 - 8
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  • Anticipating military nanotechnology

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):33 - 40
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    According to some military visionaries, warriors will wield rifles that fire small self-guided missiles, dispatch flying mini-robots and micro-sensor nets as scouts and sentries, and carry devices that can gather water in any environment. They will be networked to tactical command through helmets that provide an "augmented reality" overlaid with information and instructions. Even nanotechnology (N... View full abstract»

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  • Nanotechnology's worldview: new space for old cosmologies

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):48 - 54
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    A breakthrough technology is one that breaks through the dam of conventional wisdom and slow progress, opening up prospects for transformative change. The radical novelty of a "breakthrough technology" is thus conveyed by the old, familiar, and rather conventional image of a "breakthrough". This holds true for nanotechnology's claim to novelty. It has to draw on traditional imagery that, through r... View full abstract»

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  • The new ruthless economy: work and power in the digital age - Book Review

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):4 - 64
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  • Does existing law fail to address nanotechnoscience?

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):27 - 32
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    The realm of nanotechnoscience (NTS) is vast and dense. A niche industry of nanocritics has arisen to address ethical principles that should govern the field, causal factors in that development, and the types of nanotechnological futures considered desirable. Although their visions of a nanotechnologized world vary considerably, commentators of many stripes share a concern about what they perceive... View full abstract»

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  • Studying molecular manufacturing

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):41 - 47
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    The word "nanotechnology" describes a constellation of fields and theories. There is little agreement to date on how far the technology can advance. In large part, this is because there is little agreement about what nanotechnology is. In particular, the limits of advanced nanotechnology are still a matter of controversy. This paper provides a definition for a particular type of nanotechnological ... View full abstract»

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  • Societal dimensions of nanotechnology

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):55 - 62
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    The United States Congress is currently refining the details of a Nanotechnology Research and Development Act. In contrast to the earlier investments, this new Act specifically calls for a focus on the societal and ethical implications of nanotechnology (SEIN). The Advocates of SEIN studies point to the difficult reception for genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), a technology that promised a new... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Technology and Society Magazine Society Information

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 2
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  • Building the virtual state - Book Review

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):65 - 66
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  • Nightwork: a history of hacks and pranks at M.I.T. - Book Review

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):66 - 67
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  • IEEE Technology and Society Magazine - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 0_1
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  • Information for authors

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 02
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  • IEEE Technology and Society Magazine - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 1
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  • 2005 International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTA '05)

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 3
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  • Nanotechnology controversies - Guest Editorial

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):6 - 8
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  • 2000 Index - IEEE Technology and Society Magazine

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):68 - 72
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  • How to become an SSIT Affiliate

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 73
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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 74
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