publication . Report . 2014

Nanotechnology in a Globalized World: Strategic Assessments of an Emerging Technology

Clunan, Anne; Rodine-Hardy, Kirsten;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2014
  • Publisher: Center on Contemporary Conflict
Abstract
PASCC Report Number 2014-006 Nanotechnologies are enabling, dual-use technologies with the potential to alter the modern world significantly, from fields as wide-ranging as warfare to industrial design to medicine to social and human engineering. Seizing the technological lead in nanotech is often viewed as an imperative for both 21st century defense and global competitiveness. Only revolutionary technologies are believed to allow a country to take advantage of its relative backwardness—in the sense of its lack of commitment to existing, incremental technologies—and leap ahead of existing technological leaders in developing and deploying a revolutionary new tech...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_GENERAL
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