Foresight Institute's goal is to guide emerging technologies to improve the human condition and the environment. These statements present the considered judgment of the Foresight Institute on major issues raised by emerging technologies.
Foresight Position Statement on Avoiding High-Tech Terrorism
The Foresight community has been aware for well over a decade that future advances in technology could provide the means for small groups of terrorists to more easily do great harm. Foresight believes that the safest method of dealing with this new technology is to develop a clear societal understanding of the technology and the issues it raises, and a widely reviewed safety framework within which nanotechnology can emerge in the coming decades with minimum risk and maximum benefit.