Nanotechnology and Global Security
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Connections: The Quarterly Journal, Volume 15, Issue 2, p.31-47 (2016)
Keywords:cyber-physical systems, dual use, key enabling technology, prevention, research policy
Nanotechnology enables new solutions with numerous civilian and military applications. This paper provides an introduction to nanotechnology as a strategic research and industry field, presents trends with key potential impact and examines related policy and security implications. In lieu of conclusion, the author provides a number of policy considerations in regard to the security application of nanotechnology.