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Ethical and Social Implications, 1st Edition

Edited by Ahmed S. Khan

CRC Press

365 pages

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Advances in nanotechnology are transforming the ways of creating materials and products, leading society to the threshold of a second industrial revolution. However, future opportunities will depend significantly on how nanotechnology stakeholders deal with the short-term and long-term benefits, limitations, uncertainties and risks of nanotechnolog

Table of Contents

Nanotechnology: An Introduction to Applications and Ethical and Social Issues. What's Different, Ethically, About Nanotechnology? Foundational Questions and Answers. The Beginning of Ethics: Confucius and Socrates. Ethics: A Conservative Christian Perspective. Nanotechnology: Ethical and Social Issues. The Unanticipated Consequences of Technology. Portraits in Carbon. Nanotechnology: Environment and Ecology. Our Biopolitical Future: Four Scenarios. Nanotechnology in Food and Agriculture. The Future of Food: An Introduction to the Ethical Issues in Genetically Modified Foods. Titanium Dioxide (TiO2): A Versatile Semiconducting Material for Environmental and Antibacterial Applications. What Are the Social Implications of Our Delay in Teaching Nanoscience Education to K-12 Students in the United States? Nanotechnology Research and Science, Technology, and Society Education at Bilkent University. Application of Simulation for Emulating Nanotechnology and Emerging Technologies in Education. Predicting the Future: Review of Public-Perception Studies of Nanotechnology. Nanotechnology: The Size of the Cosmos Versus the Size of Human Knowledge.

About the Editor

Dr. Ahmed S. Khan is a professor of Electronics and Electrical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Information Sciences at DeVry University, Addison, Illinois. He has 30 years of experience in research, instruction, curricula design, development, evaluation, implementation and program accreditation, management, and supervision. Dr. Khan is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE). He is also member of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) and has been listed in Who's Who among America's Teachers.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
SCIENCE / Physics