By Gyorgy Scrinis. Reprinted from Arena Magazine, No. 83, June/July, 2006

Nanotechnology — a new range of techniques for engaging with and reconstructing nature at the atomic and molecular level — is being hailed as the basis of the ‘next industrial revolution’, or at least as the next technological revolution or technological wave. It is also being touted as potentially the next major techno-scientific controversy, in part due to the many glaring parallels between this technology and the genetically modified foods controversy.