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Visions of Nanotechnology - [German]


May 2005 - Mar 2006


Gammel, Stefan L.

Interfakultäres Zentrum für Ethik in den Wissenschaften (IZEW), Universität Tübingen

Wilhelmstraße 19

72074 Tübingen


Phone: +49-(0)7071/29-77518 Fax: +49-(0)7071 / 29-5255

E-Mail: stefan.gammel@uni-tuebingen.de
URL: http://www.izew.uni-tuebingen.de/projekt/nano...en.html


Gammel, Stefan L.

Short Description:

The goal of the project "Visions of Nanotechnology", that started in May 2005, is to analyse utopian and dystopian "visions" about the future of humankind under the influence of nanotechnology concerning the chances and risks for society. What are the contents, the origins and the functions of such visions? What are the chances and what are the risks of the fictionalisation of nanotechnology?
A fundamental question is, to what degree science has to fictionalise itself to be communicable at all - among scientists as well as to inform the public. To what extent does this already influence the interpretation of facts and the visions of future development? All further fictionalisation in the media, utopias and e.g. science fiction novels roots in these mechanisms.

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