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From nanotechnology's sidelines, one more warning

By csep - Posted on 25 August 2010

TitleFrom nanotechnology's sidelines, one more warning
Publication TypeNewspaper Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsFeder, Barnaby J.
NewspaperNew York Times
Date Published2003
Place PublishedJanuary 3, 2003
Type of ArticleNews Article
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number0362-4331

In a telephone interview last week, Mihail C. Roco, the head of the United States government's National Nanotechnology Initiative, dismissed ETC as ''nonscientific'' and ''a group that fights against technology.'' In fact, though, Mr. [Pat Roy Mooney] agrees completely with authorities like Mr. Roco that nanotechnology is the next big thing. Nanotechnology experts who have been paying closer attention to ETC and Mr. Mooney are less dismissive than Mr. Roco. ''Making fun of Pat Mooney is not the way to go here,'' said Christine Peterson, co-founder and president of the Foresight Institute, nanotechnology's leading forum for discussion. ''This is a sincere, smart man who doesn't have any trouble with logic.'' Pat Roy Mooney of the ETC group says he fears microorganisms altered through nanotechnology could get out of control.