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Nanotechnology and Its Legal and Social Implications

Karim, M.E.; Munir, A.B.; Mohd Yasin, S.H.; Muhammad-Sukki, F.

Authors

M.E. Karim

A.B. Munir

S.H. Mohd Yasin



Abstract

Nanotechnology is the next industrial revolution after internet and the wave of the future. Countries around the world have been investing huge and thousands of consumer products containing nanomaterial are already in the market. However, industries are apparently more inclined to generate revenue ignoring societal concerns, which may have serious negative impact. This paper aims at reviewing the legal and societal aspects of nanotechnology, and shares an overview of present trend and recent developments around the world. The paper will argue that unless the society is included in the whole process, the ultimate purpose of generating money will be frustrated.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name 11th International Postgraduate Research Colloquium (IPRC 2014)
Start Date Aug 21, 2014
End Date Aug 22, 2014
Deposit Date Apr 7, 2022
Keywords nanotechnology research and development; legal aspects of nanotechnology; public perception; public acceptance; societal implications; emerging technology; risk communication
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2862482