FOEA Emerging tech Project

Nanotechnology and inequity – help or hindrance?

Nanotechnology is often promoted as a means to end hunger, dramatically reduce disease, or even to overcome poverty – in short, as a boon for the world’s poorest people. However, in a new book chapter, we observe that to date nanotechnology development reflects the financial, political and military priorities of the companies and governments driving it. We suggest that rather than overcoming inequity, nanotechnology could make existing inequalities worse.

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