1. Introduction 2. The Emerging World of Nanotechnology Tramways and Buckyballs Nanotechnology - a new age dawning? Defining nanotechnology On your high street now Limitless possibilities 3. Nanotechnology Goes to War 4. Timescales: From just around the Corner to over the Rainbow On the cusp of commercialisation Take off time 2010 Beyond the horizon 5. Investment: Owning the Keys to the Kingdom Government spending spree Corporate strategies Start-up companies and venture capital 6. Unknown Dangers, Unquantified Risks Health and safety - a new asbestos? Absence of regulatory control Nanotechnology and food - echoes of GM Ignorance in the workplace Nanoparticles in our earth, air and water Remediation - out of the frying pan, into the fire? 7. From Cold War to Star Wars to Nanowars? The enemy within 8. The Great Divide: Nanotechnology and the Poor Agriculture Information technology Trade, industry and global employment Corporate concentration Patent power 9. Convergence of Technologies: Raising the stakes 10. Taming the Genie Finding out More Index
About the Author
Toby Shelley has reported from many countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa over the course of twenty years as a journalist.