It’s a challenge to study something that hasn’t happened yet, but they’re taking a shot at it over at the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University, as part of a lecture series titled Studying the Future of Nanotechnology: Establishing Empirical and Conceptual Foundations (pdf). Powerpoint slides and mp3 recordings are now available for the first six talks in this series:
“Thinking Longer Term about Technology” Christine Peterson
“Nano-ethics through the Writing of Science Fiction” Rosalyn Berne
“Nanotechnologies for Tomorrow’s Society” Lieve Goorden et al.
“New Communication Strategies Will Guide Future of Nanotechnology” Griffith A. Kundahl
“Nanotechnology: the Next Frontier” Meyya Meyyappan
“Technology Assessment of Nanotechnology – Problems and Methods in Assessing Emerging Technologies” Ulrich Fiedeler
Two additional CNS-ASU talk slide sets and one more MP3 are available on the Center’s archive page. —Christine