Safe nanotech studied by new group

January 21, 2003 | Source: KurzweilAI

The nonprofit Center for Responsible Nanotechnology (CRN) has been formed by Chris Phoenix and Mike Treder to advance the safe use of molecular nanotechnology.

“Many of us have dreamed of a world with cheap, non-polluting, innovative manufacturing capability,” said Treder. “That dream is now within sight–but so is the nightmare of accidental or deliberate misuse.”

The New York-based CRN is researching all the issues involved–political, economic, military, humanitarian, and technological–and will devise and present workable proposals.

“The potential dangers are ominous, and the possible benefits are enormous,” said Treder. “The human race can’t afford to do this wrong.”