Blogger's Note: There are so many newcomers in the nanotech blogging world, I thought it would be a good idea to let everybody introduce (or reintroduce) themselves on NanoBot and tell what they're all about. So, from time to time, I'll feature a few comments from elsewhere in the nanoblogosphere. I've asked them to write a few paragraphs telling readers who they are, what they do, what their blogs focus on and how they view their contribution to this worldwide nanotech discussion? Here, we read about the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology's blog, run by two guys, Chris Phoenix and Mike Treder, whose impact far out outweighs the strength of their numbers. -- Howard
The Center for Responsible Nanotechnology (CRN) is a nonprofit think tank concerned with the major societal implications of advanced nanotechnology. CRN promotes public awareness and education, and the crafting of effective public policy to maximize benefits and reduce dangers. CRN was founded in 2002 by Mike Treder and Chris Phoenix.
In January of 2004, we began publishing a daily weblog on our activities, our research findings, and our commentaries on both technical and political/social developments relevant to our work. According to the reaction we get when we attend and speak at forums worldwide, interest in both the opportunities and the threats posed by exponential general-purpose molecular manufacturing is rising. We hope to contribute by engaging individuals and groups to focus on the real risks and benefits of the technology. Our goal is the creation of wise, comprehensive, and balanced plans for global management of this transformative technology.