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All these apparently diverse interests come seamlessly together in his unswerving passion on how technologies of importance can bring benefit to the developing world.
The wide ranging knowledge and expertise Professor Singer brings to his work comes from studying internal medicine at the University of Toronto, medical ethics at the University of Chicago, public health at Yale University, and management at Harvard Business School.
Apart from many awards, Professor Singer is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges for Global Health Initiative.Peter Singer shares with Ottilia Saxl why he feels so strongly that nanotechnology should be for the benefit of the many rather than the few, and why misplaced arrogance by the developed world in imposing technologies on the less developed world, should be firmly rejected in favour of engaging with, and being guided by, the people who live and work there.
In this article, Jurgen Altmann discusses the potential military applications of nanotechnlogy, and looks at the ethical concerns involved. He describes a framework for an ethical assessment, and follows this with a discussion of the current system of preventive arms control. He asks whether nanotechnology will lead to a revolutionary change in this international system.
In our regular series on issues linked to medical nanotechnology, Richard Moore examines the notion of "governance", what it may mean to different stakeholders and how it may affect medical nanotechnology, especially on a European level.
Textiles as a universal interface are constantly interacting with our bodies and their environment, thereby presenting an ideal platform for placing or integrating sensing devices. While the earliest sensing garments have appeared as cumbersome devices, with tried and trusted macro-electronics attached on top, new technology is enabling a more seamless integration.
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In 2002, Roco and Bainridge wrote: “At this unique moment in the history of technical achievement, improvement of human performance becomes possible. Caught in the grip of social, political and economic conflicts, the world is hovering between optimism and pessimism.