The Technology is Nano: Legal Challenges are Enormous
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The field of nanotechnology has been perplexing various areas within the law from day one. Yet, while legal challenges stemming from new technological developments are quite common, nanotechnology raises a unique kind of quandary. Namely, that it is not simply one technology or even one area of technology, but rather a whole different way of doing things. This, as one may expect, makes nanotechnology inadequate for categorization using the rather neat classifications that exist within the law. In other words: nanotechnology simply does not fit within any one legal “box.” In this talk I will further explain this fundamental challenge that nanotechnology poses to the law and discuss the many legal areas implicated by developments in nanotechnology.
- Nano@Tech Lecture Series