Burnham, Nancy A.
Perceptions of nanotechnology and possible repercussions are explored. A short survey was conducted to gather data, and a summary of the technology as it stands today is presented. Nanotechnology in medical, materials, and manufacturing applications are presented and perceptions of the benefits and threats. It is important for scientists to understand how the public perceives their technology, so that they can help people understand nanotechnology better. In this, very little is known by the public, so there are unfounded fears.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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