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Nanotechnology as Frankenstein of our Era

HLovy asks whether nanotechnology has become one of the "Golems of our Era" HLovy writes:

Here's a new take on the old thespian question: 'What's my motivation?' Actor John Oglevee, who plays the Frankenstein monster in a new stage interpretation of Mary Shelley's nightmare, told Backstage.com: 'Existential questions surfaced: Are the brain and the soul the same, are they connected? And more: Is nanotechnology a good thing, is it a dangerous thing?'

Something must have been left on the cutting-room floor because the article does not elaborate on what he means. But the nanotechnology connection seems obvious. The Frankenstein story is so timeless, every generation can pump that monster full of fresh cultural blood.

For the complete commentary, please see The Golems of our Era.

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