Burnham, Nancy A.
Nanotechnology has vast potential to benefit humanity, though some people think it is too dangerous to pursue further. In response, possible fail-safe mechanisms are proposed that could prevent potential harm. By educating individuals through a Wikipedia article and surveying 348 people, it was determined that social acceptance of nanotechnology increases as the level of self-proclaimed knowledge of nanotechnology increases, confirming the hypothesis that a greater knowledge about nanotechnology will result in its greater acceptance.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
All authors have granted to WPI a nonexclusive royalty-free license to distribute copies of the work, subject to other agreements. Copyright is held by the author or authors, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.