Military Uses of Nanotechnology: Perspectives and Concerns

  title={Military Uses of Nanotechnology: Perspectives and Concerns},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Altmann},
  journal={Security Dialogue},
  pages={61 - 79}
  • J. Altmann
  • Published 1 March 2004
  • Political Science
  • Security Dialogue
It is predicted that nanotechnology (NT) will bring revolutionary changes in many areas, with the potential for both great benefits and great risks. Developments in the military could entail specific dangers, containment of which will need special analysis and effort. Military research and development in NT is expanding rapidly. Potential future applications span all areas of warfare. Special dangers to arms control and stability may arise from new biological weapons and microrobots. For humans… 

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