If and Then: A Critique of Speculative NanoEthics

  title={If and Then: A Critique of Speculative NanoEthics},
  author={Alfred Nordmann},
Most known technology serves to ingeniously adapt the world to the physical and mental limitations of human beings. Humankind has acquired awesome power with its rather limited means. Nanotechnological capabilities further this power. On some accounts, however, nanotechnological research will contribute to a rather different kind of technological development, namely one that changes human beings so as to remove or reduce their physical and mental limitations. The prospect of this technological… 
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