Is nanotechnology–the science and business of the very small–overhyped, or is it the “next big thing”? What are the implications of public vs. private funding for the emerging nanotechnology industry’s long-term health and progress? Should government subsidize and promote it–constrain and regulate it–or simply leave it alone? Will federal funding also come with substantial consequences such as unwarranted regulation or blind research alleys? What are appropriate government and market approaches for averting possible environmental hazards or risks that nanotechnology might pose ( the so-called “gray goo” scenario)? Or does nanotech instead promise a cleaner environment? Might nanotechnology raise novel homeland security issues?
|11:00-11:05 a.m.||Wayne CrewsWelcoming Remarks
Director of Technology Policy, Cato Institute
|11:05 a.m.-12:45 p.m.||
Kevin D. Ausman
F. Mark Modzelewski
|12:45-1:30 p.m.||Reception and Buffet Luncheon
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