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What do you think about nanotechnology?

Despite negative effects on environment of nanotechnology, it is a revolution for many areas in manufacturing. Also, nanotech transforms the ways of obtaining and using energy. Scientists approved that nanotech will open up new methods of generating and storing energy. However, it can damage people's privacy. It can raise the possibility of microscopic recording devices so right of privacy can hang by a thread. In my opinion, nanotech will be beneficial in the future but when i asked people's opinions about nano, I saw that most of them didn't trust this technology and they said that 'the technology will damage our jobs.' I wonder your opinions.


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    May 23 2012: Every technology has side effects, researchers try to reduce risks. Regarding nanotechnology: countries and international organizations during last decade formed discussion groups, released reports, wrote articles. So far I think there is no consensus but people believe that solution lies in international cooperation and transdisciplinary approach. We should help them to develop flexible, good strategies.

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