Members of the CRN Global Task Force have prepared a set of essays on their concerns related to molecular manufacturing. Click on the essays below. Most include the entire text, released under GFDL by the authors. To leave comments, click the "discussion" tab at the top of each essay page.
Essays were published in two issues of the peer-reviewed Nanotechnology Perceptions journal.
- Introduction to the first issue
- Kurzweil, Ray - "Nanotechnology Dangers and Defenses"
- Freitas, Robert A. Jr. - "Molecular Manufacturing: Too Dangerous to Allow?" (summary)
- Treder, Mike - "Nano-Guns, Nano-Germs, and Nano-Steel"
- Cowper, Tom - "Molecular Manufacturing and 21st Century Policing"
- Phoenix, Chris - "The Need For Limits"
- Prisco, Giulio - "Globalization and Open Source Nano Economy"
- Broderick, Damien - "Cultural Dominants and Differential MNT Uptake"
- Lin, Patrick & Allhoff, Fritz - "Nanoethics and Human Enhancement"
- Vita-More, Natasha - "Strategic Sustainable Brain"
- Hall, J. Storrs - "Is AI Near a Takeoff Point?"
- Brin, David - "Singularities and Nightmares: The Range of Our Futures"
- Introduction to the second issue
- Bostrom, Nick - "Nanoethics and Technological Revolutions: A PrÃ©cis"
- Buerger, Michael - "From The Enlightenment to N-Lightenment"
- Freitas, Robert A. Jr. - "What Price Freedom?" (summary)
- Burgess, Steve - "The (Needed) New Economics of Abundance"
- Freitas, Robert A. Jr. - "Economic Impact of the Personal Nanofactory" (summary)
- Vassar, Michael - "Corporate Cornucopia: Examining the Special Implications of Commercial MNT Development"
- Maclurcan, Don - "Molecular Manufacturing and the Developing World: Looking to Nanotechnology for Answers"
- Wang, Brian "Considering Military and Ethical Implications of Nanofactory-level Nanotechnology"
- Osborne, Deborah - "Molecular Manufacturing and the Need for Crime Science"
- Craver, Tom - "Safer Molecular Manufacturing Through Nanoblocks"
- Mulhall, Douglas - "Are We Enlightened Guardians, Or Are We Apes Designing Humans?"